Total Amazement

It is amazing to me that words and stories written down thousands of years ago and preserved for over two thousand years are still as relevant today as when they were originally written.  I guess it should not be surprising then that the greatest minds that contemplated the depths and the riches of the Scriptures even 500 years ago could write things that are just as true (if not even moreso) as the day in which they were written.  The writings of the Reformers, the Puritans, and those who have gone before and after–men (and women) who passionately purused God in His word, and who discovered to some small degree the vastness of truth and beauty–are still very much alive with the truth and beauty of the object which they observed.  Nothing is lost.  Nothing is wasted.  Nothing is changed.

Now in the natural sciences apart from God, texts barely make it 30 years before they are outmoded, outdated, and no longer considered “true”.  The men who put forth their scientific theories, whose lives were defined by their ideas and assertions–such can be appreciated, but the lack of their knowledge seems to grow increasingly evident as time goes by and the holes in their scientific worldviews grow larger and more bothersome.  Not so the God-seeking, God-glorifying men of old, whose wisdom does not fade, whose knowledge stands firm under the currents of culture, and whose application continually proves their truth and dependability.  Scriptural knowledge–unlike scientific knowledge–does not deteriorate with time and with opposition.  Rather, it grows stronger and steadier the more it is tested.  None but God may be proven so true.  None but God may reveal themselves so irrefutably.  None but God may stand the test of time.

“Blessed are you, O LORD, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever.11 Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all.12 Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.13 And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.” (King David, 1 Chronicles 29:10b-11)

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