God’s revealed truth makes sense. I claim neither brilliance of intellect nor unusual clarity of perception. But everything I see, hear, and feel coincides with convictions based on what God has revealed, not not only about this world and man, but also about himself and his relationship to time and eternity.
It all makes sense because these revealed truths satisfy the needs of the hearts and minds of those who are willing to be taught. We can look at men and events and see that they are just as God has told us and that everything either stands or falls according to what men do about his Son and his Cross.
When I read, “In the beginning God,” it makes sense to me, because without him there can be no logical explanation of anything. And when I read that in the beginning he created the heavens and the earth, I know it is true, for on every hand I see the perfect work of a perfect Creator, and I experience and see evidence of the fact that the One who created all is infinite in wisdom, power, and love.
The Book he has given us explains many things for which we could not find answers in any other place. Genesis—beginning with God the Creator—ends with a dead man “in a coffin in Egypt.” Even as we ask the meaning of this, the answer comes. God said “You shall not,” but Satan said, “Go ahead and you will become wise.” And from that time on there is unfolded the drama of man’s disobedience to God and God’s yearning love and desire to restore him to fellowship.
From there on to Malachi, as one reads of God’s warnings and instructions, there is a growing consciousness of God’s holiness as well as an understanding of the terrible consequences of man’s rejection of God—and of the alternative God has ever offered to those who are willing ...1
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