"The Perfect Synthesis"
God's truth as revealed in the Lord Jesus Christ, the living Truth, and the Bible, the written Truth, will forever transcend our complete understanding. Never, however, will it be contradictory or irrational.
"Give me understanding, that I may know Thy testimonies" (Psalm 119:125).
Certainly we scratch our heads at times when reading and pondering the Bible. Some lines and precepts may greatly challenge our capacity to coordinate. Never, however, do they actually conflict with one another. Our lack of comprehension does not suggest the Bible's lack of correlation. The perfect synthesis of Scripture exists in every word, sentence, verse, chapter, and book. Sometimes we cannot see it. However, we must always affirm it, and we must be careful to believe that the doctrines and declarations of Scripture all perfectly align in the light of truth, reason, and rationality. "As for God, His way is perfect" declared David (II Samuel 22:31). This directly applies to the "way" of His Word and Truth, as confirmed by David's son, Solomon: "Every word of God is pure" (Proverbs 30:5).
By definition, one cannot understand that which does not meet the test of factual reality. Only truth rests comfortably with reason. I may rightly affirm that I understand a premise to be false. However, I cannot rightly claim to understand that premise if it is false. When seeking to understand the Scriptures, this is especially vital to remember. False doctrines offer much titilation of the mind even as they deceive the heart. Just because I am thinking in terms of Biblical verses does not mean I am thinking in terms of Truth. Do the verses align with the entirety of Scriptural revelation? Do some verses plainly challenge my interpretation of the one (or the ones) I consider? If so, I must step back, take a deep breath, and ask the Lord if I am traveling a path of irrationality and falsehood that can never accompany correct Biblical understanding. "Lead me in Thy truth and teach me" (Psalm 25:5).
We can know some. We can know more. We cannot know all. However, we can and must choose to believe in the pristine perfection of God's truth, as revealed in the Bible. A single lifetime and even an everlasting eternity does not offer the possibility of fully comprehending the glory of an infinite Lord. It does promise the certainty that the more we rightly receive and assimilate the Truth of God, the more its sublime correlation will thrill our hearts as we discover the perfect synthesis of Scriptural revelation. Thus, we heed the prophet's call…
"Whom shall He teach knowledge? And whom shall He make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little."
Weekly Memory Verse
Give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name. Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.