Understanding The Truth
"Who is wise and understanding among
you? By his good life let him show his works
in the meekness of wisdom." (1)
"My son, if you receive my words and
treasure up my commandments with you, making
your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining
your heart to understanding; yes, if you
cry out for insight and raise your voice
for understanding, if you seek it like silver
and search for it as for hidden treasures;
then you will understand the fear of the
LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the
LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge
and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom
for the upright; he is a shield to those
who walk in integrity, guarding the paths
of justice and preserving the way of his
Standing Under The Light
My mind's theories kept us apart:
In darkness, they withstood Your light;
And all the judgements of my heart,
Were aberrations in Your sight.
You called me to understanding:
Beyond my mind's weak rationale;
Above my heart's meandering --
Like errant sheep called to corral.
I learned my ways are not Your ways;
Only by grace is wisdom wrought.
My heart's a hole; my mind's a maze:
But by Your light, the truth is sought.
Lord, in Your truth, resolve my mind;
Fill my heart with understanding.
What was self-sought now's meek and
I seek Your hand in ev'rything.
I trust in Truth; I seek insight:
Understanding receives the Light!
(c) Paul Buis, 2000
1. James 3:13
2. Proverbs 2:1-8