Mark Twain once commented that the sections of the New Testament giving him the most trouble were not those he couldn’t understand but rather the sections he could. The question I ask is “Why?”
Jesus said, “If ye abide in my word, then are ye truly my disciples; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (Jon 8:31-32). This fact should cause us to take seriously our responsibility to the Scriptures. Our responsibility is to study (2 Tim. 2:15; 1 Tim. 4:13) and obey (Mat. 7:21; Luke 6:46). Obedience is not always easy, especially for those who care more for their own personal wants and the opinions of others than the things of God. A good example of this is seen in John 9 where parents were being questioned concerning the healing of their blind son. Instead of confessing that it was the Christ that did the healing – they skirted the issue. “These things said his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man should confess him to be Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue” (John 9:22). They cared more for the opinions of man.
Most people, it seems to me, are troubled by what is taught in the Scriptures because they struggle in giving their all to God. I do not believe we will be troubled by the Scriptures if we will “love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength” (Mark 12:30). If we do this we will have no trouble with the teachings of Scripture.
Think About It!
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