Today, there are many opinions regarding what is right, and what is wrong. Behavior that may seem very harmless and good to one person may be viewed as very sinful and wicked to someone else. Some believe that there are different degrees of sin, and that God will forgive some sins and not forgive others. But did God leave it up to us to decide what is sinful? Where can we look for the answers?
The Holy Bible is God's guiding light for humanity. It shows us what is right, and what is wrong, based upon the infinite wisdom and knowledge of Almighty God. And, it's there for everyone to read, for themselves. If you want "God to talk to you," read His Bible.
Humans can be wrong, but God is never wrong. Like a parent telling a young child not to touch something that's hot, God doesn't give us His laws to be mean and overbearing, but figuratively, and later literally, to keep us from burning ourselves. God knows what works because He made it all work - He designed and created all that exists (see The Seven Days Of Creation).
God's wisdom is supreme, nothing, or no one, comes close, and He makes it available to everyone through obedience to Him:
"With God are wisdom and might; He has counsel and understanding." (Job 12:13 RSV)
"It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom, and by His understanding stretched out the heavens." (Jeremiah 10:12 RSV)
"O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways!" (Romans 11:33 RSV)
"If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all men generously and without reproaching, and it will be given him." (James 1:5 RSV)
"For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in much fear and trembling; and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glorification. None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written, "What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love Him." (1 Corinthians 2:2-9 RSV)
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1 Corinthians 1:24
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