Gems From Pastor Jim

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by Jim Hughes

CrossProv. 15:14 A wise person is hungry for truth, while the fool feeds on trash.

It is not too hard to figure out who are the wise and who are the fools in the world. Wisdom is not the same thing as knowledge. The world is full of very knowledgeable people who are fools. The wise are those who have an insatiable appetite for truth. They desire to know what God says. They want to discover God’s ways so they can follow them. The wise are spiritually-minded; they have a need to be influenced by God in all of their living. The wise understand the limitations of their knowledge and are able to trust God for what they don’t know. They are constantly exploring God’s Word to discover greater understanding and more practical ways to apply what they learn to life.

On the other hand, fools feed on trash. Trash is knowledge that is not based on God’s truth. It is the quest for understanding how life functions apart from God. It is knowledge without understanding how to get it to work out in daily living. Trash is the things of life that prevent God from getting through to the soul. It is the glorification of sin. It is anything that goes contrary to the Word of God.

The world is full of foolish people and short in supply of wise people. For the most part, it is the fools who run the world. Most people do not know God, care about God, know how to find God, or they even have animosity towards God as known through the Scriptures. Man has become foolish in his thinking because God has been left out of the equation. We see all around us the end result of fools running the world. Let us strive to be a people after God’s own heart.

Let us strive to be different than the world of fools. Let us be as the wise who seek God through His Word. Let us diligently seek understanding of life as God intended for it to be. Let us seek after truth and how to live it.

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About the Author:

Jim HughesSpending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chapter on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

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