Searching out is faith applying doctrine
Isaiah 5:12- …But they do not regard the work of the LORD, Nor consider the operation of His hands.
A relationship with God over time searches out reality and knows the orderly arrangement of existence is traversed by faith, doctrine, and belief. These elements are the core of true sentience as opposed to mere instinct or programming. It is how everyone with life functions regardless of the individual position that God over time always knows. Life receives awareness from above, searches in time and resounds its findings back again over time leaving its trail of faith, doctrine, and belief. True life and death are separated in what they resound and death always resounds doubt leading to darkness. John 1:5- And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
When I speak of doubt I am not talking of simple skepticism of what is probable or not, as this can be a healthy part of searching out when faith is applied to traverse the validity of an entire matter. Doubt that wreaks of death separates itself by outright judgment to the contrary, which opposes without thorough investigation promoting cognitive dissonance with all its paradigms. This is precisely what Isaiah was implying in 5:12 about not regarding or considering the genuine but rather conveniently and incorrectly slotting truth to the realm of pseudo or false. Death is what doubt resounds.
Jesus declared that knowing the only true God was essential in John 17:3 – “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” Science from the Latin word ‘scientia’ (knowledge) or ‘sciens’ (intelligent, skilled), derived from the present participle of ‘scire’ (to know as in the ability to separate or distinguish), related to ‘scindere” (to cut, divide) can play a great part of discovery. Science, can be a useful tool if the spirit driving it is living. It can also yield death if doubt drives it and legalism is applied to its use. It is corrupted and cold when it neglects sentience (Latin sentiens, present participle of sentire, to feel). When it no longer reasons ‘why’ but settles for compartmentalization, it is no longer science in the purest sense of the word but a slave to a system. It becomes a self deceived faith applying doctrine that resounds death, regardless of any discovery uncovered. Regard for the work of the Lord truly considers the operation of His hands and benefits from life’s light.
Doctrine is the structure with which one processes their journey. It flows directly with belief which is what one “entrusts” their journey to. You cannot have one without the other. If doctrine is legalistic it is intended to regulate and if it truly serves the Almighty it liberates. Individually, our doctrine is what we submit or sacrifice our lives to as we journey through existence. It is how we see our daily lives, the world and universe that we interact with. The depth or shallowness of this varies individually but it reflects outward from us revealing life or death in the forms of light and darkness.
Individual doctrine as self-sacrifice in ancient Israel was known as ‘mesiras nefesh’ which literally translates as ‘sacrificing your soul’. The concept was so publically understood as that which one was committed to and walked in daily, that they called ‘mesiras nefesh’ sandal straps. It was this individual doctrine of Jesus that John the Baptist declared to the Pharisees he was ‘not worthy to loose’. This was truly a humble way to declare to them that the depth of Jesus’s doctrine or what He walked in daily sacrificing His soul to was beyond John.
G.O.T. is all about the walk you sacrifice you soul to as Paul taught in Ephesians 2:10 – For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. What God prepared beforehand over time for us is LIVING works rather than simple good works. Too often today many just focus on good works over bad works which of itself amounts to self driven dead works, which repentance from is a basic foundation of faith toward God. Serving God over time searches for His Living command in order to perform His will on earth as it is in heaven as Christ directed. Jesus said in John 12:50 – I know that His command is everlasting life. And serving God over time walks in His command living everlasting life as He graces.