Each time I look out my window I might see something I hadn’t noticed before. Like a new bird’s nest, a broken branch or maybe even a bloom hidden in shrubbery. If you were to look out that same window during different seasons, you might see one particular tree looking different at least four times. This morning as I was looking out my window, it started me thinking of how we view God’s Word. I might have been thinking this also, because of something I recently read on a different site. A young man wrote that Islam was better and that God “Biblical” was that of confusion; in response to a young woman’s confusion, or misunderstanding of a verse.
It’s interesting to me overall how people view Gods Word. God is not the author of confusion. As stated in 1 Corinthians 14: 33; though in defense of the word confusion being elsewhere in the Bible, it’s not talking about the same. This is spiritual growth, growing in the knowledge and wisdom of the Lord. “As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;” Ephesians 4:14 It’s also not referring to us being wise in our own eyes; as in Romans 12:16
Scripture always remains the same. John tells us that the Word is God. The depth of your understanding may change with your growth, and should. We’re told we are no longer to be as children; “Brethren, do not be children in understanding; however, in malice (evil) be babes, but in understanding be mature” 1Corinthians 14:20. We limit our understanding by how much time we spend in the Word.
God’s Word is not to ones own interpretation. Now, maybe I’m getting this wrong being that the verse in 2 Peter 1:20 is talking about prophecy of Scripture. “But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is (a matter) of one’s own interpretation.” The overall chapter is speaking of false teachings.
Bottom line is seeking to know Him more. Through Him and only through Him do we attain that knowledge and wisdom, to understand those hidden mysteries we didn’t always see before? Things will be revealed to you as you spend time with Him. The things you need to know as you grow. Something’s maybe left a mystery; you’ll have to trust Him on that. Remember His Word is always the same. It has the same meaning God intended it to be from the beginning. But as we spend time with Him it has new depth. As you dig into God’s Word; you may see things you haven’t seen before.” Like in Highlights hidden pictures as you look things are revealed.
What are you viewing through your window?