“I tend to think…”
“But it seems to me…”
“I think it says…”
What do these qualifiers have in common?
Me. My opinion has become the final authority.
As Phat likes to say, “Opinions are like feet. Everybody’s got ’em. And they all stink.”
Some say, “God said it…I believe it…that settles it for me.” Actually, it was a song in the 70’s. The problem with the lyrics? “I believe it” is the settling factor.
No. God said it and THAT settles it. Your belief does not change God’s Word.
He is the Creator of the world. Whether or not you believe it, the fact remains.
He is the Savior of the world. Whether or not you believe it, the fact remains.
He is Lord over all. Whether or not you believe it, the fact remains.
As Wise Solomon said…
When I determined to load up on wisdom and examine everything taking place on earth, I realized that if you keep your eyes open day and night without even blinking, you’ll still never figure out the meaning of what God is doing on this earth. Search as hard as you like, you’re not going to make sense of it. No matter how smart you are, you won’t get to the bottom of it. ~Ecclesiastes 8:16-17 (The Message)
We’re puny humans with gigantic egos. We SO want to be “little gods” that we take the truth of the Word and twist it for our understanding.
Human wisdom is so tiny, so impotent, next to the seeming absurdity of God. Human strength can’t begin to compete with God’s “weakness.” ~1 Corinthians 1:25 (The Message)
Why can’t we let the Word be the “settling factor”? It is from this Word we have been given understanding of God the Father and the Son. If it was “good enough” to inform us of Christ, why isn’t it “good enough” to inform us of life?
The beginning of wisdom is to fear the Lord and acknowledging the Holy One is understanding. ~Proverbs 9:10 (New English Translation)
I desire understanding. I want to know the mind of God. I will dig into His Word and let that settle it for me. As Dan so aptly declares, it “…is irrelevant if what this blogger supports is not the theory most strongly supported in Scripture.” AMEN!
How about you?