Monday, January 4, 2016

Is The Bible Too Hard To Understand?

I am often told by people that the Bible is too hard to understand and therefore they do not read it. What if the Bible read like a first grade reader? What then would they say? Could a book that reveals the nature and will of the Almighty God, the Creator of the universe, be so shallow? R.A. Torrey addresses this issue:
It is clear that there must be difficulties for us in a revelation such as the Bible. If someone were to hand me a book that was as simple to me as the multiplication table, and say, 'This is the Word of God. In it He has revealed His whole will and wisdom,' I would shake my head and say, 'I cannot believe it; that is too easy to be a perfect revelation of infinite wisdom.' There must be, in any complete revelation of God's mind and will and character and being, things hard for the beginner to understand; and the wisest and best of us are but beginners. 
 Nevertheless, God has made understanding the Bible easy for those who seek to know the LORD and find His will by giving us His Spirit as a teacher and a guide. Just like when Jesus spoke in parables so that only the sincere seekers could know the meaning, the Bible speak to those who seek to know him and his will -- and only to those that will allow the Spirit to teach them.

Are you seeking and are you willing to let the Lord's will become your will? Then let the Spirit help you search the scriptures.

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. John 16:13

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 1 Corinthians 2:9-10

Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things. Proverbs 28:5

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