BIBLICAL WISDOM
The Bible is the Word of God, and therefore a source of God’s wisdom through reading its verses. Reading the Bible can provide spiritual wisdom to many, which is necessary for their spiritual growth in order to understand and appreciate God’s wisdom.

Seek God

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29: 13)

How Tao May Help

Lao Tzu believes the desire to seek the wisdom of the Creator begins with self-discovery: understanding true human nature.

“The ancient prophets follow the Way to the Creator,
the Way to re-discover our true nature,
which is being one with the Creator.”
(Chapter 21, Tao Te Ching)

“Living is but an expression of the life given by the Creator.
Our true nature is a reflection of that expression.
Those who are with the Creator, the Creator is also with them.”
(Chapter 23, Tao Te Ching)

Knowing the origin and the nature of things, we may begin to perceive the purpose-driven life God has created for each and every one of us.

“Seemingly intangible, and seemingly elusive,
the Way leads to the origin of all things,
both visible and invisible.

Since the beginning of the beginning, this has been the Way
to the life force of all things,
both past and present.”
(Chapter 21, Tao Te Ching)

Therefore, Lao Tzu urges us to remain faithful to our true nature.

“So, whatever we do, we do not abandon our true nature.
The world around us is riddled with worries and distractions.
We remain stable, steady, and steadfast.

We do not let ourselves be blown to and fro.
Otherwise, we lose touch with who we really are;
or worse, who the Creator is.”
(Chapter 26, Tao Te Ching)

“Separating from our true nature,
we struggle with forms and functions
Returning to our true nature,
we find ourselves being one with the Creator.”
(Chapter 28, Tao Te Ching)

Biblical Knowledge

God’s wisdom is freely available to all through the Bible, and the Holy Spirit is within all of us to reveal its wisdom to us.

How Tao May Help

According to Lao Tzu, the wisdom of the Creator is available to all just for the asking.

“Heavenly grace is like a well of water,
free to all, just for the asking.
It is inexhaustible: the bounty of eternal life. . . . .
It is hidden, but forever present.
It is inconceivable and intangible.
It comes from the Creator, the origin of all things.”
(Chapter 4, Tao Te Ching)

Seeking the wisdom of the Creator begins with our own humility in knowing our ignorance.

“Knowing that we do not know,
we pursue its wisdom:
knowing its origin,
knowing its ending,
and knowing our true nature.”
(Chapter 71, Tao Te Ching)

With humility, seeking Biblical knowledge then becomes pure and simple.

“The ancient prophets used simple ways
to teach the Way to the Creator.

Those, who think they know, know not the Way.
Those, who think they know not, find the Way.”
(Chapter 65, Tao Te Ching)

“The Way to the Creator is pure and simple.
If the Way were interfering and complicated,
it would be painful and difficult to follow. . . . .

To follow the Way,
we need principles,
but without imposing on others;
we need honesty,
but without being unkind to others;
we need consistency,
but without taking advantage of others.
We set an example for others
to follow the Way to the Creator.”
(Chapter 58, Tao Te Ching)

Once we find the Way, we may continue to follow the Way to seeking greater Biblical knowledge.

“Finding the Way,
we know the nature of things;
we see the comings and goings of things.

Following the Way,
we discover the treasures within;
we simplify the trappings without.
So, we continue the Way with inner joy.”
(Chapter 70, Tao Te Ching)

Stephen Lau
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