“The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;” – Psalm 19:7 NKJV.
The law of the Lord is perfect, and the testimony of the Lord is sure. The Bible begins with the words, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” No explanation is given for where God came from, and we are not told anything about Him in the opening chapter. We are expected to believe based on the fact that He is God.
Job 38:1-14 NKJV “Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said:
2 “Who is this who darkens counsel
By words without knowledge?
3 Now prepare yourself like a man;
I will question you, and you shall answer Me.
4 “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding.
5 Who determined its measurements?
Surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
6 To what were its foundations fastened?
Or who laid its cornerstone,
7 When the morning stars sang together,
And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
8 “Or who shut in the sea with doors,
When it burst forth and issued from the womb;
9 When I made the clouds its garment,
And thick darkness its swaddling band;
10 When I fixed My limit for it,
And set bars and doors;
11 When I said,
‘This far you may come, but no farther,
And here your proud waves must stop!’
12 “Have you commanded the morning since your days began,
And caused the dawn to know its place,
13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth,
And the wicked be shaken out of it?
14 It takes on form like clay under a seal,
And stands out like a garment.
15 From the wicked their light is withheld,
And the upraised arm is broken.
16 “Have you entered the springs of the sea?
Or have you walked in search of the depths?
17 Have the gates of death been revealed to you?
Or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death?
18 Have you comprehended the breadth of the earth?
Tell Me, if you know all this.”
That is just a portion of God’s response to Job and His friends. I imagine they all felt very small at that moment, as we all should when we read about who God is. God’s ways are past finding out, and His thoughts are not our thoughts, and His ways are not our ways, yet we like to use our finite minds to say what God should do. We bring railing accusations against God after natural disasters, we accuse God of being unjust, and I’m not talking about the world, I’m talking about those of us who claim the title, Christian.
Paul said in Romans 9:20-21 NKJV ” But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, “Why have you made me like this?” 21 Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor?” For some reason, words like that are disturbing to some Christians, yet God is God, and we are all sinners, completely undeserving of grace. We all speak of God’s grace and mercy – yet when it comes to verses like these, we can tend to have a problem with God.
The fact of the matter is, there are things about God that we will never understand, ways he operates, that we cannot comprehend. There are things in the Bible that will not make sense, after all, Paul wrote that the natural mind does not understand the things of God. Believers should not use an apologetic method that puts the Scripture on the back burner. Unless people hear the gospel, they will not be converted.
There is a trend in the Church; doubt is considered cool, Scripture can be questioned, and by all means, accept other ways to God – Damnable all of it. Doubt is against faith, we have no right to question God’s Word, and Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
God is God, and His Word is true. The defense of our faith is found in that Word. “And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.” – John 20:30-31.
It’s time for us to present our faith from the Scriptures. It’s time for us to stand boldly for the truth of Scripture. We are not to bend to the ever-changing culture. The law of the Lord is perfect, and the testimony of the Lord is sure. The Word converts the soul – the gospel message, not a cool presentation, not scientific evidence, nor clever anecdotes, or your personal testimony.
Romans 1:16-17 NKJV “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”