Wisdom For Your Wednesday

Who has ascended to heaven and come down?
    Who has gathered the wind in his fists?
Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment?
    Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is his name, and what is his son’s name?
    Surely you know!

Every word of God proves true;
    he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
Do not add to his words,
    lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.

Proverbs 30:4-6

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Be careful, please.

Be careful when you read books about people who have gone to heaven and come back to tell about it.

Be careful when you rely on an understanding of heaven or hell more than, or in addition to, what has already been revealed in God’s Word.

Be careful not to place too much emphasis on extra biblical material to help you understand what the Bible says.

Wisdom says to be careful.

There is One who has ascended into heaven and come down.

The Word of God is sufficient enough to tell us all we need to know about the afterlife.

Adding to the Word of God merits God’s rebuke. In fact, He calls people that do these things liars.

Be careful, please.

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One thought on “Wisdom For Your Wednesday

  1. Rodney Wimberly says:

    Luke 16:19-31 (NKJV):

    19 “There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day.

    20 But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate,

    21 desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell[a] from the rich man’s table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

    22 So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried.

    23 And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

    24 “Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’

    25 But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented.

    26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’

    27 “Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house,

    28 for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’

    29 Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’

    30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’

    31 But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’”

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