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For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.”

An obscure line from an obscure character from an obscure writing. I say obscure merely because it is often overlooked and few have read these words more than once, if at all.

I will not give reference but rather ask this simple question; if He who is perfect in knowledge is with me, do I really need you to announce your truth?

When Jesus said truly truly and verily verily, it was not to announce truth, it was to announce importance.

In the psalms Selah was used to announce a pause, a moment of pondering of words.

The only thing worthy of noting by the character that uttered the opening quote is this, “he that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.”

Let words stand or fail on this, that the Spirit of Truth, the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, if He be in you and with you, He shall confirm truth and expose a lie.

Are you acquainted with the Comforter? Are you aware of His presence? Will you submit to Him or hold tight to your own opinions because they sound good?

“I hold these truths to be self-evident,”

Most Americans know where this quote comes from but do you know the opening quotes source? Sure you can google it, but do you know the one who has perfect knowledge? Google is easier yes, but less reliable.

Perhaps that is our greatest danger.

Luke 12:19  And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

There is no security in ease, especially if you know verse 20. There is only security in He who is Truth.


2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Of what value is the inspired word of God if it does not inspire the reader? Verse 17 implicates believers in results based on profitable doctrine. Inspiration by virtue of definition is not inspiration without action, a doing.

James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

Here is where things get dicey. Do you do the word of God merely because the bible says so, or are your actions inspired by the Holy Spirit who knows the will of the Father and tells you all things pertaining to those things you are called to do?

I agree that there are general commands upon which we all have a responsibility as believers to enact. Those commands are good will to all men. They encourage a consistent and dependable character upon which a lost and floundering world might see where they can turn for help.

Beyond that the perfect will of God expects those who are inspired in a moment when God’s perfect timing puts us in a place we can only call an appointment.

Acts 22:10 And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do.

I want to do what I am told. Hearing the Lord in these specifics is difficult because it is not as simple as a man standing before you speaking. The Lord might speak to you in that way but the inspiration to act must be by the spirit and not the man’s personality.

How are you inspired?