I’ve flown a couple of times in the last few days, having the pleasure of preaching in London three times at the weekend.
One of the things that I do not really understand is how a huge, heavy aeroplane can stay in the air.
I know it has got something to do with forces, thrust, lift and pressure; but that is as far as my knowledge goes, and to be honest, in order to fly I don’t need to know all the answers. There are some things that I do not need to understand.
The same is true about some truths in the Word of God.
With our limited mental capacity we cannot expect to understand all God’s ways or the things that He has or has not done.
I remember many years ago having trouble with the start of Genesis, having come into the church from a strong scientific background.
Questions came into my head all the time that I could not answer until one day the Lord clearly said to me, “Vic, do you really need to know this to have a relationship with me?”
And the answer of course was no.
There are some things in the Bible that I cannot explain, but I believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God so it is the truth; and it will always stay the truth irrespective whether you or I understand it or not.
In London I had to give an honest reply to a sister’s question when I said, “I really don’t know the answer to your question, but it says this in the Word so I would believe that”.
Men and women (and even visiting pastors) will never be able to answer all your questions, but if it says so in the Bible then it is so!
Don’t let difficult questions about God and your walk (and we all have them) get in the way with your relationship with Him.
I’m not telling you to have “blind” faith as some people call it and stop asking questions, I’m just saying if you don’t get answers to some questions have a bit of faith and trust in the Word of God.
Let’s take a hypothetical example; if it says black and not white in the Word of God then it is black, even if you cannot see or understand that it is black.
The Word is the truth, and we should base our understanding and beliefs upon that.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word and thank you for the truths held within it”.
2 Timothy 3 v 16…..All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness