In 2nd Timothy, chapter 3, verse 16, Paul writes, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.”
I really like these verses because they are right on point. I didn’t realize when I was living life as a secular adult that I was a really confused person, and I didn’t know how to live.
I thought that I had to make other people understand me, and I devoted a lot of my time to understanding others. I exposed myself to a lot of pop psychology about how to make my feelings known and understood.
On some topics I delved much deeper into psychology and that helped me to understand some of the depravity that we all know exists in the world. I know that a severe lack of love can warp people in childhood and make them sometimes so numb and mentally confused that they lead lives of great destruction, both of themselves and others.
I didn’t find any real help for my own difficulties though, until I interacted with Jesus as the consciousness of the sun over several years while using a legal substance. During this time Christ appeared to me many times and surrounded me in his love, peace, and tranquility, and it seemed that being enveloped in his love and protection was the true home of my soul. I understood, finally, how I was ‘supposed’ to feel.
Christ loves all of us very deeply, and he wants us to trust that while we may not know what motivates other people’s behaviors, he does, and he loves them and forgives them. When we accept the Salvation he offers us through repentance and forgiveness of sin, he asks us to love others as ourselves.
This love precedes all understanding of what makes people behave in ways we don’t understand. Loving others the way Christ loves them is trusting in him, and with this at the forefront of my behavior I began to see where I was going wrong.
I also came to the same conclusion that Paul talks about above, that the Bible is a great source of advice and correction about how we are to live. The four Gospels are at the forefront for me, because they contain the commandments and teachings that Jesus gave us on how to live. Then come the other books of the New Testament, in which Paul and others expound on Christ’s wisdom.
Finally, I have found much wisdom in books of the Old Testament as well; though Christians are not compelled to follow Old Testament laws beyond the ten commandments, there is so much wisdom to be gleaned from these books that they are a wonderful source of inspiration on how to live our lives.
Now I know that when I am confused or uncertain I can sit down with one of my Bibles and just open a chapter and I will find a comforting or inspiring verse. Christ always seems to lead me to something that will calm my soul and lift my spirit. I hope that everyone will delve into the Bible and receive the spiritual balm that it offers to all of us.
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