Why the Bible is Difficult to Read
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Section 5: Why the Bible is Difficult to Read
If you find the Bible difficult to read, its probably because it is difficult to read! Once we accept this fact and realize that God has a purpose for it, then frustration turns to challenge. Millions of readers work the Sunday Crossword Puzzle. How many spend a few minutes of time to unlock small puzzles of scripture?
"It is the Glory of God to conceal a thing; but the honor of kings is to search out a matter." (Proverbs 25:2)
WHY DID JESUS SPEAK IN PARABLES?
The disciples posed this question to him in Matthew 13:10.
His answer reveals that it is a separation process.
"It is given unto you. . . unto them it is not given"
(If a question of whether or not this is fair arises, consider Paul's comment in Romans 9:18-21)
WHO IS TRUTH REVEALED TO?
- To "babes" Matt. 11:25-26
- Certainly not to those who consider themselves wise or "learned" I Cor. 1:17-31
HOW DOES ONE GAIN UNDERSTANDING?
- By application of time and energy.
Social status or financial position will not give anyone an advantage over another. Understanding requires a purchase "without money."
God never revealed anything all at once and has always taught a sure slow effective method of achieving a task.
UNDERSTANDING IS PROMISED TO THOSE WHO SEEK DILIGENTLY
We must ask in faith (and this involves prayer), but understanding is assured if we are patient to receive it.
- Matt. 7:7-8
- James 1:5-6
YOU CANNOT SPEED READ THE BIBLE