If the Bible isn’t Making Sense

If you open a Bible and it seems like a convoluted complicated mess, there is a reason. While God’s word is readily available to every living soul, it isn’t going to make sense to everyone. God is behind this, as He is the only One who will allow enlightenment.

So who does God enlighten? That is of His counsel alone, to His will, to His purpose. When does God do this? Again it would be to His timing alone, but it happens when He regenerates a fallen sinner’s heart. I can say in my case, before that point, I really understood NOTHING. Based on pride, I was reading INTO the Bible everything I wanted it to say.

Upon my regeneration, God said “STOP, and learn”. And it was then, while I thought I knew everything, I realized I knew nothing at all. But then the Bible starting making sense. The words were literally jumping off the page as I asked myself “why didn’t I see this before!”.

But the learning never stops, God will keep teaching and applying His word so that while one day it might mean an application for one thing, and the next year He’ll add more to this application. Again, all to His purpose and will.

Some will have a fast track, some will need to proceed slower. Again, if you are trusting that it is God teaching you, that trust means He will only let you learn what He wants you to learn. So try and not get frustrated as in this lifetime we’ll NEVER know everything.


What I learned from God is that you MUST, I repeat MUST view God as sovereign when you read and study His word. This means He is the Authority, you are the servant. There is no “co-teachers” or “cooperation” or “collaboration” when it comes to His word. So this means every teaching you hear or learn from others is BELOW God’s word in authority. If you place it above? Well, vast areas of Scripture will NOT MAKE SENSE.

And lastly NEVER, I repeat NEVER interject what your heart personally wants Scripture to say. Born in sin, our hearts are “deceitful above all things, and desperately sick” (Jer. 17:9). So this means a complete surrender to what God has said, NOT what you want Him to say. By doing surrendering this way, be prepared for a JOYFUL enlightenment! You will most likely say as I did “why didn’t I see that before!”. You will grow to really love God’s word and see a systematic string all throughout, and that is the person and work of Jesus Christ, God’s redemptive plan, God’s purposes, and a revelation of who He is.

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