The Without Guile Milk of the Logical

Luther Walker

(τὸ λογικὸν ἄδολον γάλα)

Guile is the use of words in cleverness to deceive. We see this type of vile workings in those who crucified Christ, plotting to have Him arrested, but not in public lest there is an uproar from the people, Matthew 26:4-5. After the resurrection of Christ, guile is used by Elymas, who sought to pervert the proconsul of Paphos from the straight ways of the Lord, Acts 13:8-10.  Guile is an aspect of unrighteousness, for when used, what a person says may not be sinful, but the use of cleverness to manipulate others is done out of deceit, Romans 1:29.

Logical is that which comes out of proper reasoning. One who is being logical will draw inferences from premises to conclusions that are based upon, and tested by, truth. God’s word is logical and cannot be interpreted through emotions, for emotions do not require proper reasoning and are based upon feelings, not actuality or facts. Therefore, the Word of God does not use the cunning, deceitfully persuasive words of men in their wisdom; rather, it comes in Spirit and inherent ability, 1 Corinthians 2:4. Spirit is our rational part; therefore, the soulish man cannot receive the things from the Spirit, 1 Corinthians 2:11,14. Those who seek to deceive the saints use persuasive words, changing the grace of our Lord into licentiousness, according to the principles of the world by using the passions of the flesh, not the truth related to the Christ, Colossians 2:4, 8.

It is our reasonable logical religious service to present our bodies as living sacrifices to God, Romans 12:1. For the truth of the matter is, He purchased it, 1 Corinthians 6:19. Any logic that lifts itself above the knowledge of God is to be cast down so that every thought is brought into captivity to the Christ, 2 Corinthians 10:5. For these are not logical at all, but rather through the principles of the world using the wisdom of men in self-made religion and neglect of the body, which has no benefit in controlling the desires of the flesh, they lift themselves up against the knowledge of God, Colossians 2:23.

The unadulterated (without guile) milk of logic rejects malic, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and speaking down to others, for none of these result from proper reasoning based upon the truth. Therefore, the milk of logic is pure, not mixed with philosophy or deceit, for its intent is to speak that which is truthful in a plain manner.