Two Questions

The Holy Spirit is always working and the work of the Spirit is always to exalt Christ and to lead us deeper into intimacy, transformation and obdeience to Jesus.

Old Princeton theologian Benjamin Warfield knew this when he reminded us that the beautiful work of the Spirit always leads us to ask (and answer) two questions.

Who are you Lord Jesus?

What shall I do Lord Jesus?

I need to have true knowledge of who Jesus is. I then need to have the appropriate response to who Jesus is.

Right thinking leads to right living.

Knowing Jesus leads to listening to and obeying Jesus.

True theological understanding leads to true experiential following.

Experience alone is not sufficient. Experience must always emerge out of TRUE WISDOM.

Knowing the truth about great ideas is not sufficient. Truth that is not immediately followed with faithfulness to that truth is a sterile and foolish way of living.

The Hebew understanding of WISDOM captures this. Wisdom is truth that is lived out in one's life. For the Christian, wisdom is truth about Jesus that is known, understood, believed and then lived out.

This is surely what Jesus meant when he said - you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free (John 8:31-32). It is the work of the Holy Spirit to work on the "amazed soul" in such a way that we come to know the truth about Jesus (John 14:25-27).

May you and I be "amazed souls" every day. The confirmation that we are such amazed souls is we continually ask:

Who are you Lord?
What shall I now do Lord?

Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International

BrianRice@lcileaders.org

LCI - desiring along with you, to be "amazed souls."