Sunday, September 9, 2007

Truly, but Never Exhaustively

God is utterly incomprehensible. To "comprehend" literally means to wrap your mind around something, to the point that you fully understand it. Without a doubt, then, it is impossible for us to fully comprehend God.

But this does not mean he is unknowable.

Deuteronomy 29:29 reads, "The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we might do all the words of this law." Among other things, Moses here tells us that we can know some things about God, just not everything. We can know God truly, but never exhaustively.

I thought of this as I read a quote from a wonderful Christian thinker of the past who spoke of the goal of the Christian when he or she sits down to study the Bible. We should "reverently embrace what it pleases God there to witness of himself." God has graciously made himself known to us in the Bible. It is not everything that might be known about him, but it is more than enough for our feeble minds! God was pleased to leave a witness of himself. We can trust this Bible to be an acurate witness. Praise him for such kindness!

More on that "wonderful Christian thinker of the past" later on...

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

M. Scott Daniel, Esquire

My good buddy Michael Scott Daniel (that's right, 3 first names) has started a blog. He hopes to post at least occasionally. I guess that's sort of like me...

He is sharp and thoughtful, and he truly desires to please the Lord. I would recommend checking it out from time to time to get your wheels turning.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Ideas Have Consequences

The title of this post is taken from a book by R.C. Sproul. I have not read but a few excerpts from the book, but the title alone is convincing. We don't live in a world surrounded by tall buildings, cable modems, and microwaves that sprung up from the ground. We know instinctively that ideas have consequences: Either for good or for ill.

As we watch TV, search on Google, read newsmagazines, or even casually glance at billboards, let's be alert! We are surrounded by competing ideas. With the Holy Spirit's help, let's root ourselves deeply in the truth of Scripture so that we may take every thought captive to obey our Lord Jesus Christ.

We are in Nashville with Liz's parents and sister. This week is Steve and Judy's last week in Greenville. Lord willing, they will make their way to Avon, Connecticut this coming Friday to begin a new phase of ministry at Valley Community Baptist Church. Enjoy Labor Day weekend!