is not what’s
in your head

and it’s
not what’s
in your heart.

Wisdom is
only what’s
in both your
head and
your heart,

and then
has been
††††† ACTION!

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Last week I explained that God could reveal Himself to Israel because it was the first, or preeminent family to open itself to that revealing; and because it was the preeminent family to open itself, God could reveal Himself to them so they would in turn be the first to reveal Him to others.  This was circular thinking!  But is that the only example of circular thinking in the Bible?  Is it typical?

A Few Other Examples!

The people understood and practiced blood covenant, so God used blood covenant in ALL His dealings with the human race; and because He consistently used covenant we should understand and accept the concept of covenant.

God loved Israel because He loved Israel; and because He loved Israel there were things about Israel He loved. (Husbands, you listening?  Your love for your wife needs to be the same type of decision to love.)

The most important human role in the Bible, being a father-husband, absolutely requires the circular thinking of acting "as if" and "so that".  And this needs to be towards not just your children, but your wife as well.  And it in turn images what God is, does, and wants.

By believing in and agreeing with the whole priesthood and sacrificial lamb system that God set up, the people WERE forgiven; and by feeling and knowing His forgiveness they believed in the system He purposely set up.  (Setting the pattern for Jesus!)

By deciding to flow with God's plans and doings I have already become part of those plans and doings; and because I am part of God's purposes the whole of God's doing tries to participate with me!!!  (That one is rather huge; I don't know if you will be able to get your mind around it.)

So, a God who is everywhen, has written a pictorial book with the concepts distributed throughout the whole book, with loose ends tied up over hundreds of years, and full of circular thinking.  It is extremely sophisticated in its simplicity.

It looks like Jesus was right again about being child-like in your faith.

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