Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Thou art a God of truth

I am grateful for the divine injunction from the Lord to "seek learning...by study and also by faith" (Doctrine & Covenants 88:118) One of my favorite things to do is to learn new things.  Especially when it is in a subject I know nothing about and it completely blasts a crater in my mind saying "I never would have imagined that."  We live in such a unique world so diverse and complex. Not everything that has been speculated by science is true hence the changing in college textbooks constantly.  Sometimes even members of the church have a tendency to "speculate" on certain theories leaving us asking ourselves "do I feel the Holy Ghost testify that is a truth".  Truths are things as they really are, were and will be.
  They are constant. Thus when it is written of the Savior "I am the Truth" it is no surprise that the matchless marvel of his wonderful life extends into the pre-existent, mortal, and immortal things as they are, were, and will be.
     "The Lord is perfect in knowledge," Job 37:16  and also "Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed."
(1 Sam 1:3) The encouraging thing of course is that our Heavenly Father truly does want us to understand him and he will help us to learn "all things". 
    "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." (Isaiah 55:9)  It was once believed that the "heavens" were only about 14 miles above the earth.  We know of course that is not the case but millions of miles.  It is humbling that are Father in Heaven is so far ahead of us in intelligence yet he wants us to learn everything he knows and eventually "The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord," Isa. 11:9  His knowledge is as perfect as he is.  Truly "Thou art a God of truth" (Ether 3:12)  and knowledge.

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