Wednesday, January 02, 2002

thanks steve... i liked what you said. we can know the words, and miss the essence, we can miss the athorship... and sometimes it is confusing...often i am secure in the reality of the bible, in the unequivacle positives of doctrine and the unabashed simplicity of the whiteness and blackness of the word. i realize however, that it was not the word we were given to lead us into all truth, but the Holy Spirit. without that person in our lives we can be no more than the pharisees and the scribes of the law discussing the verbage of the law, old or new, and failing, falling short of God's greater desire for us to KNOW HIM, and commune with Him. as the Spirit of God is inside us, we must walk in it, we are to not walk in the flesh. can it be so simple as to wonder the meaning of a word, the flesh of a word, and miss the spirit of the word? can beauty not be the simple compilation of quanta and quality, a set of rules and guidlines, a measure of beauty, while the spirit of beauty eludes us? the spirit of the law, or the spirit of Him who defines beauty is not communicable in the flesh, for how can we know what is spirit by what is flesh? there are elements of things of life that are not equitable to objects, but in relfection are only known by spiritual eyes. not that all the material things of the world are uselsess, but are not utilized with a lack of the Spirit, for the orgin of all things is spirit, however much we relish the warm bubbling froth of the flesh, we are comfortable there, we are at home there- the spirit is like the wind and is only in the knowledge of Him. what we know in the flesh, can we know in the spirit, and do they equate? beauty, for instance...