In the belief of ancient Solomon mankind, are ‘sluggards, ‘ who do not fully understand what a dream and dreamer are? Are you a ‘sluggard?
Do you think you know what a dream and dreamer are? Or is your understanding based on the understanding of others who have told you what they believe is true about dreams and dreamers?
According to ancient Solomon, we each of us have to get our own understanding and not be lazy and depend on someone else’s understanding…
If according to Solomon we are sluggards, what is a sluggard? I didn’t know, and I wasn’t so sure I fully understood what my getting my own understanding meant.
If Solomon believed it necessary for me to have my ‘own’ understanding, I would have to have a better knowledge of the meanings for the words. So I did some investigating into some words to see if I could in deed…find my own understanding of what is real and true about dreams.
First I found a ‘sluggard’ is a ‘lazy’ person. So Solomon was saying I was lazy? Lazy means, ‘unwilling.’ What are most people unwilling to do? They are ‘unwilling‘ to find their ‘own’ understanding of things. Like meanings for words. Why? Because it is much easier to use the understanding of others.
If you and I do not take it upon ourselves to find our own understanding but rely on the understanding of others, then yes, we are lazy. Yes we are the sluggards, like Solomon said we are.
Okay…next I wanted my own understanding about what dreams were. I wanted to know because there are lots of Bible passages that tell us to stop dreaming. To wake up.
I was surprised with my new understanding of the meanings for the word…dream. Did you know ‘dreams’ are comprised of a ‘succession of images, cherished ambitions, aspirations, thoughts, and emotions passing through the mind.’ I didn’t.
Well, think now…Is it not true that when you believe you are ‘ awake’ and not having a dream, that you do have a ‘‘succession of images, cherished ambitions, aspirations, thoughts, and emotions passing through your mind. If so, then you must still be dreaming… But just another dream. A dream which we think we are awake and in reality….BUT….are we really awake?
As I sit here thinking about the vivid dream I had last night, I think. I really think. To me, while I was dreaming last night… it was all very real. If someone had told me I was dreaming…. having a ‘succession of images, cherished ambitions, aspirations, thoughts, and emotions passing through my mind,’ I would have thought they were crazy. I was not dreaming, it was actually happening. My dream world was my only reality…last night.
Well…again as I sit here… I think I am awake. I believe I am no longer dreaming…BUT…is it not true as I sit here…I am ’having a successions of images, cherished ambitions, aspirations, thoughts, and emotions passing through my mind.’ Those images, ambitions, aspirations, thoughts, and emotions,’ are my reality…Just as they were in my last night’s dream.The dream I then called reality…while I was in it.
Does that mean that right now, I am dreaming? Having just another dream…BUT, not knowing I am dreaming? Think about that. Think about because there is NO difference between dreams we dream either when we believe we are asleep or awake.
We can know when we are dreaming. How? By seeing if we are having ‘images, ambitions, aspirations, thoughts, and emotions passing through our minds…’ in this world. This world that is not Gods world…but only a dream world… and we know this world is not Gods world, because it is only a dream...and we know this because Jesus told us so when he plainly said … ‘Lazarus sleeps…I will wake him.‘
Jesus was going to wake Lazarus from his dreams. Dreams, because that’s what we do when we sleep. And Jesus understood this.
But do we? Do we have our own understanding? If we do, then how come we do not experience things like….
When we read the Bible, we are not getting our own understanding of passages… no, we are getting the understanding of those who wrote and rewrote them for the last thousands of years . Read the above…if you really understood what it meant…you would have a perfect life with no worries. Do you?
Are you a dreamer? Are you living in a dream?
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