Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Scripture is our highest earthly authority

 “…Scripture cannot be broken…”

By definition, God is the highest authority possible (Heb. 6:13), so what He says is the final arbiter of truth. And if the only place we have His words is Scripture, then Scripture is the highest court of authority to which we can appeal. Nothing else is on the same level, for only Scripture is “God-breathed”, or theopneustos (2 Tim. 3:16–17).

From The Heart of the Reformation Devotional

Monday, September 25, 2023

No one has seen God

God is spirit (John 4:24), which means He is imperceptible to natural senses, such as the eye. The only way humans can physically “see” God is to see Jesus, the incarnate God-Man, (John 14:9) which is why I believe it was Christ walking in the Garden, judging Man, and prophesying of Himself. (John 1:18)

God and evil

I think of God’s complete sovereignty over human and natural evil in this way:

God is weaving a tapestry of events. This tapestry is complex, with light and dark threads. The dark threads (evil) are the absence of the light (good) of God, but still essential to the overarching goal/theme, which is to maximize the glory of the Son as Judge and Savior-Redeemer of Man. 

Gen 50:20, Isaiah 45:7, 2 Tim 4:1, Rom 8:28, Rom 9:22-23, Heb 1:3 (to name but a few)