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« on: May 22, 2010, 12:57:51 PM »

From luke 8:

16"No one lights a lamp and hides it in a jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, he puts it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. 17For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open. 18Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has will be taken from him."

I like this.  Even anything he thinks he has will be taken from him.

This sounds really bad.  He who thinks he has a clue, but does not, will lose what -- the very thought that he has a clue?  One would think that could lead to despair.  Either that or maybe it could lead to humility and repentance, depending on how good "soil" the seed of the Word landed in with the person in question.

It's almost as if the seed has to die and fall to the ground for the next generation of crop to grow.  If we hang on to our old notions that we know something when we really don't, we prevent growth.  Only by letting go, whether willingly or by severance, can one free oneself up to grow anew from scratch, starting with good seed in good soil.

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... love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
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