Find the truth, break through the foolishness 1 Corinthians 3:19) For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. How often, how long has society and the world rejected the knowledge of God. Hosea 4:6) “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” and Proverbs 1:7) “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge” but it is also written that “but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” When the earth chooses to shut its ears to the divine message from above, to heed the word of the living God, what is the result bound to be? For millenniums the human race has had the warning at its finger tips, at its grasp and yet despise or doubt the knowledge given by God or doubting that God can preserve His word. The shame is many know but don’t seek, many want but don’t find because they seek the knowledge of the world or the knowledge that one obtains, they let the world choke out and the results are still tragic. If we are to seek God and His word, we are to put aside the worldliness that can choke it out lest we be like the 3 type of seed that the Lord spoke of in the sower parable. Matthew 13 3) And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; 4) And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: 5) Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: 6) And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. 7) And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: 19) When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. 20) But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; 21) Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. 22) He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. The word, just like a plant that sprouts out of the ground must be gaurded against the things and elements of the world that can choke it out which ranges from various things. We are preparing ourselves to enter into the kingdom life at the second coming of Christ and by no means should we give up that for a fraction, a microscopic bite of time. Can we enter eternal life and choose to holdfast the elements of this world, I think not. Matthew 6:24) No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. And that principle goes toward anything else temporal and that will fade away Luke 14:26) If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. So as we can see, the cost is clear, we got to be willing to push everything else second and put God first in our lives because if we don’t and we say that we love God, then we are deceiving ourselves. How much in modern teachings has the world entered into the church, touching the pulpit focusing more on the materialistic things or things that will past? How many on the pulpit preach using God for worldly gain rather then (Matthew 6:33) “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness” and how many preach the tolerance on or to sin in one’s life rather than fleeing from it, seeking God to help us with our infirmities and our weaknesses? 2 Timothy 4:3) “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears” Now isn’t patronization such a bad thing to do because it only furthers one into think that they are doing correctly or are doing the right thing or are doing the truth, when the fact is they may be miles away from the truth and the light. John 8:12) Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. Now when someone is far from the light, the truth, they are far from the Lord Matthew 7:22) Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And furthermore Isaiah 5:20) Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! The truth may be like a child taking medicine or cough syrup, people don’t want to hear it and want to resist the whole truth, even twist the truth to be more convenient or more acceptable by their standards which is their own understanding, which the bible clearly speaks out against saying Proverbs 3:5) Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Their it is, when people take the purity of God’s word and manipulate it to conform to the world or for their own lifestyle so they don’t have to change what they don’t want to let go, they err. The messages of the bible, Gods word, are put their for our learning purpose but (Proverbs 4:27) “Turn not to the right hand nor to the left” is what we are warned not to do. This is why we can’t put our trust in man to tell us the truth, but rather we should try all things by the truth, the word of God, because (Hebrews 4:12) “the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Able to convict the heart, pierce the conscience and certainly is able to cut through the falsehood and lies that pertain to this world.