Then make thy paths straight. Let thy conversation, thy wishes, thy desires be rather as one with Him who thought it not robbery to be equal with God.
Ye know the way. Do ye stumble in ignorance or in selfishness? Do ye doubt for the gratifying of thy body or for the fulfilling of the body-appetites?
Ye know the way. Let, then, that love of the Infinite fire thee to action, to doing! And indeed live as hath been shown. 262-105
Our applications of these truths should be practical in our everyday life, and not merely tenets or sayings that pass away. As we live them, they become living, enduring realities. Remember, to obtain wisdom we must apply that which we know.
Application of Wisdom
In our seeking for wisdom we come to the place where our will, the facilities of our mind, the faculties of our spiritual forces, must be divinely directed, if we would go on in the correct application of knowledge.
Wisdom is divine love manifested in our conversation, in our avocation, in all our acts.
For as ye apply day by day that ye know, then is the next step, the next act, the next experience, shown thee. Because thou hast then failed here or there, do not say, "Oh, I cannot-I am weak." To be sure, thou art weak in self, but О ye of little faith! For He is thy STRENGTH! THAT is Wisdom!
Let no one then again ever say "I cannot" It's rather, if ye do, saying "I WILL not-I want MY way." This is foolishness; and ye know the Way. For He is Strength, He is Love, He is Patience, He is Knowledge, He is Wisdom.
Claim ALL of these, then, in HIM! For He is in thee, and the Father hath not desired that any soul should perish but hath prepared a way of escape, a way of love, of peace, of harmony, for every soul-if ye will but claim same, live same, in Him. 262-104
Would we have wisdom without preparation? Would we have glory without purification? Would we enjoy happiness without being able to comprehend and understand it? How may we make a practical application of wisdom? JUST GO THE WHOLE WAY WITH OUR MASTER. We should not preach that which we do not ourselves practice. We should not insist upon others trying in their experience that which we have not tried.
TRY in thine own experience, each; that ye speak not for one whole day unkindly of any; that ye say not a harsh word to any; about any; and see what a day would bring to you... 262-106
"I dreamed that I was with a great company of people. We seemed to be in the temple at Jerusalem. I was to make pictures of the people. Later Jesus and some of His followers came in, but not through the door that we had entered. He, too, came to have His picture made. He said to me, 'You can make the picture of Jesus, but can you make the picture of the Christ?'
"Then I knew that the picture of Christ could only be reflected to my fellow humans by the life I lived. And so it is with each of us; we know the Christ and introduce Him to our neighbors by the way we speak, the way we think, the way we act. To apply that which we know to be good is wisdom. To love the Lord our God with all our hearts, all our minds and all our souls and our neighbors as ourselves is wisdom, and when anything less is practiced, it brings into our experience sin and sorrow and finally death."
Then the practical application of the Christ-life in thy daily experience is Wisdom indeed.
This then is not a thing afar off. Not that ye would say as of old, who will bring down from heaven a message that we may know Wisdom, or who will come from over the sea that we may hear and understand; for Lo, it is in thine own heart; it is within thine own power, yea within thine own might!
It is the application of that thou knowest to do in light of the Pattern set in the Christ. That is applied wisdom! 262-104