The Word of God is...
We speak the Word of the Lord and realize that it is the Light of the World showing us the deep nature of all things and pushing back the darkness. Dabhar, the Word, is Light and Wisdom.
Any of us can learn at the feet of Wisdom. This is not an exercise of the mind. Wisdom is the embodiment of the Word of God through our actions and lives.
There are four pillars we have to build up in our lives to walk in the footsteps of wisdom (Proverbs 1:2-7).
- Pillar of Righteousness (Via Positivity) is Humble, Universalist, Trusting, and Holy through living out our Royal Personhood.
- Pillar of Equity (Via Negativa) is "fairness or justice in the way people are treated (Merriam-Webster)," because we know we have no separate self and are inclined to unity and harmony.
- Pillar of Wise Behavior (Via Creativa) is gained through practice and insight. It is a deep wisdom that arises within us.
- Pillar of Justice (Via Transformativa)
Righteousness is not legalism, it is living the commandment of Jesus, "Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect (Matthew 5:48)." Perfect means finished, lacking nothing necessary to completeness, and integrity. We do this through the strengthening our minds and spirits through meditation, mindfulness, and walking the middle way. This is the foundation on which all wisdom is built.
In the silence of meditation we listen for Wisdom's Cry. "Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice? On top of the heights beside the way, Where the paths meet, she takes her stand; Beside the gates, at the opening to the city, At the entrance of the doors, she cries out (Proverbs 8:1-3):" so learn to discern the Voice of the Spirit of Wisdom in those still silent moments.
The world is full of the Wisdom of God. How amazing is this world that we can explore it through science and reason, art and music, or awe and contemplation.
Every day, we filter our world through the words we use and the perspectives we have adopted. We all have faith in something. It is the frame, the medium, that allows us to find our place in the world.