Just a bit of matter

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

So reads the wisdom of God found in Proverbs. The depth of scripture is a well untapped with pearl upon pearl upon pearls of truth, just waiting to be discovered by the heart of man.  Seeking is a great mission rewarded with finding.

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We read of Lot and his travels with Abraham, yet we do not learn he was righteous until the book of 2 Peter thousands of years later.  We read of the first Adam, and we see thousands of years later, there was the last Adam in the person of Christ; yet again we learn of the first man, and the second man Christ.  It’s only a small matter…

Again we read that the Lord Himself is the First and the Last, and beside Him, there is no other. First, that in all things He may have the pre-eminence, first, because by Him all things consist, and last, for as the Aleph and Beit, He is the only Alpha and Omega.

He is the alphabet, for everything springs from the Godhead: in Christ dwells ALL the fullness of the Godhead bodily. Just a small matter.

‘Never a man spake like this.’ Of course not, as Emmanuel, or God with us, did He not grace the dust of the earth and become a man? His name is Wonderful: of course, for never a man worked such wonder, and was such wonder.  He spake with authority: of course, for the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and the very words of the Lord as He walked were both incriminating and comforting.

Who could speak perfect words of indictment and absolute love at the same time? Who could (then and now) speak words of  justified condemnation but withhold those words, offering grace in exchange? Who alone has the authority to both stone or elevate the sinner? The law could not do this, and offered no reprisal, ahh, but He who was singularly responsible for bringing grace and truth, He could, and did.

It is a very good thing to search out these matters, that is, to consider what manner of man this is that even the winds and the sea obey him…one would think that all men would take a closer look at a man having such posture of character and purpose. (unless it’s a small matter…)

A group of men (Pharisees) were discussing the things of the day, and the Lord asked them: ‘What think ye of Christ? whose son is he?’ Instantly they said: ‘the son of David.’ The Lord masterfully says this: ‘How then does David in spirit call him Lord saying, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?’

Is it any wonder that upon hearing such spirituality and  wisdom we read this: ‘and no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.’  This word by the Lord was authoritative, true, powerful, and immediately stunning. Truth has this effect.  Of course in others, it ignites utter rage. The word of God is a savor of life or a savor of death; an insignificant matter.

The Pharisees (of whom were Nicodemas and Saul of Tarsus) would know the implications of this scripture, for such is the wisdom of God in silencing every mouth.  The right hand of God is a place for God Himself.

 Searching a matter and being quieted is a very good thing, for such is a delight to God.

There would be a pause of sorts as the Lord is NOW seated at the right hand of God, as David’s Lord and greater Son bides His patience, yet… yet… He arose and stood at Stephen’s demise.  Indeed searching out a matter is a worthy pursuit.

They who rejected the grace of God refused to search out a matter; they refused to seek the glory of God while they concealed they own pride. They avoided that good word:  My heart is inditing a good matter.

Saul of Tarsus had a heart that was bent on destruction. With a new song, his heart instantly indicted a good matter, and as Paul, he spoke of the things regarding the King.

Man justifies God when we agree with His assessment of us, and what pray tell does He think of man? Much, but it is the glory of God to conceal a thing; for God resists the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.

The revelation at Golgotha’s hill by He on yonder central tree, was THE height of the glory of God, hidden for a moment, for the pinnacle of time and history reached its crescendo, for God put sin away and remembers it no more. God conceals things perfectly, and reveals things perfectly.  Some dare say: ‘it’s a light matter.’  Ouch.

Would this then not be an honorable thing to search out? Yep, and in return our hearts are then able to indict a good matter. Oh the deepness of the word of God, and we but touch the hem of His garment, but how deep that touch!

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31 Responses to Just a bit of matter

  1. Very nice! Just a small matter indeed, about the size of a mustard seed, I’d say. 😉

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  2. Wally Fry says:

    ColorStorm..sigh. I never comment on anything you write when I read it. I am too busy thinking about what it is you have said. To speak would be foolish.

    I liked that. Searching out God’s truth is an honorable thing. May I ask a question? If you could pick up God’s Word, read it through quickly, and understand it all…what would you think of the writer? Not much, or that he was just a guy, right? Pick it up, read it, get it…and move on to the next set of words.

    Maybe that was God’s point. He certainly wants us to seek Him…to pant after HIm even. If we just got it all, where would be the searching?

    Not sure if that’s where you went with this post, but It’s were I went. I said you make me think, not always think right!

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Hey Wally-

      How’s it going? Chewing the cud is a good thing eh? We have said before that we can choke on massive amounts of info, and it does appear that many try to swallow a camel. You got the point here, for the word of God is not Time magazine, where any lazy, and hard of heart can turn to an ‘index’ and get casual answers. Our hearts must be right before Him as you know.

      I’ve said before: ‘They (unbelievers) want answers from all of it, and believe none of it.’ Truly odd.

      It is NOT a book like others; it cannot be. The natural man CANNOT know it, and that is not our opinion, it is fact. In addition, this is the sole reason men cry ‘contradictions!’ for there is no discernment, context, nor the belief in the wisdom of God charging us to ‘seek out a matter.’ The error is always with our understanding, as God’s word stands faultless.

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  3. archaeopteryx1 says:

    We read of Lot and his travels with Abraham, yet we do not learn he was righteous until the book of 2 Peter thousands of years later.

    Again, you will say that I’m missing the point and concentrating on trivialities, but in telling a story, inaccuracies jar the sensibilities, at least they do mine. If a story teller wishes a reader to concentrate on his message, it should flow smoothly, without inaccuracies.

    First, it was slightly less than a thousand years between the time that the Genesis stories of Lot were written and the time 2nd Peter was quilled, not thousands – do some research. Secondly, allegedly (at least according to your infallible Bible), Lot was considered “righteous,” or he would never have been spared from the fate of Sodom and Gomorrah, which, sitting on the fault that runs all the way from the Olduvai Gorge in eastern Africa, all the way past the Dead Sea, was destroyed by earthquake nearly a thousand years before Abraham was alleged to have lived.

    But the point is, the Bible says as early as Genesis, that Lot was a “righteous” man (at least until he fathered his own grandchildren), so your statement that we don’t learn it until 2 Peter is erroneous, which is jarring one’s concentration away from your message, such as it was.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Actually, I was off by approximately 26 years as when 2nd Peter was written, as it was about One thousand nine hundred and seventy five yrs after Lot, darn near two thousand years; oops.

      Lot was considered ‘righteous,’ a trait we learned in the New Testament, which if you read the post, speaks to ‘searching out a matter.’ Sodom destroyed a thousand years before Abraham, yet you say Abraham never lived….? Truly remarkable. Why do you punish yourself? Do your research; there is an ongoing dig at Sodom in which the so called elite archeologists are strangely mute.

      Is there ANY portion of scripture that you cannot attack, or is it simply every word, every sentence, every chapter, and every book…

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        it was about One thousand nine hundred and seventy five yrs after Lot, darn near two thousand years; oops.” – Maybe, but less than a thousand between when Genesis was written and when 2nd Peter was set to lambskin.

        Sodom destroyed a thousand years before Abraham, yet you say Abraham never lived….?” – Did you not see, “when Abraham was alleged to have lived? ADD, much?

        Is there ANY portion of scripture that you cannot attack, or is it simply every word, every sentence, every chapter, and every book…” – I only raised the issue because your error jarred my appreciation of the wonderfulness (choke, choke) of your authorship.

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    • Wally Fry says:

      Hey Arch
      “Lot was a “righteous” man (at least until he fathered his own grandchildren)”

      It is you who are mistaken. If Lot was righteous, and I believe he was…guess what? He stayed that way even after fathering his own grandchildren. How’s that for grace?

      Know what that means for you? God even has enough grace to forgive YOUR constant assaults and abuse…just a thought.

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  4. Wally Fry says:

    Yep, and it makes me wonder why some think so bad of Him. You would think a God who would forgive literally anything would be looked at more kindly. I mean, I get it, I really do. I wish I could help these guys understand that I’m not some lifelong member of the fundie club. I understand where they are coming from. Just give it up boys(and girls)..forget yourself for just a nanosecond, agree with God, just believe..and hey…then you don’t have to be worried about that pulse.

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  5. ColorStorm says:

    W:

    Bear with me, this is related. Keep in mind ‘it is the glory of God to conceal a matter…’

    I have a friend who has been PHD in microbiology for 20 yrs. The things he tells me about the intricacies of lab work, order, design, and the utter impossibility of there being no Creator, as simply seen through testing, observation, and science is pretty cool.

    He then adds: His colleagues reject flatly, using the same information as him, the idea of a world beginning through randomness and evolution, but they cling to it simply because they cannot tolerate the alternative. Of course that is a God in heaven, but specifically: the Lord Jesus Christ, by whom all things consist. This cannot stand!

    These are learned men, who just cannot give up their status through pride. Professing themselves to be wise…………..

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    • Wally Fry says:

      They become fools

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        I have a friend who has been PHD in microbiology for 20 yrs.” – I find it difficult to believe you have any friends who are PhD – if you did, you’d know more about how to write PhD – even High School graduates would be a stretch of the imagination.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          And in the same twist of irony as to the PHD, (I repeat to highlight my carelessness) and in the spirit of this post: ‘it is the glory of God to conceal a matter.’

          But since you didn’t, your outstanding superiority is on display. You have yet to make a comment here that is relevant.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          You have yet to make a comment here that is relevant.” – TRANSLATION: You have yet to allow my relevant comments to be published. That’s why I have to post them to you on Mak’s blog, where you can’t delete them – which reminds me, there’s a question there that I asked you last night, that we’re still waiting for you to answer. As Wally is fond of saying, “Tick, tock –“

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Hey thanks for the reminder how is that pulse doin?

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Strong and steady!

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Dang arch is criticising spelling the best you got? I mean seriously why the constant reliance on insults. I’m pretty sure that if we compared educations and took mental evaluations you and I would be close. To say we only believe because we are either stupid or nuts is a very weak argument.

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  6. There’s some real meat in your words, ColorStorm and I am still chewing on them and the last post. Such good food for thought that lately that I can hardly come up with a proper comment. 😉

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    • ColorStorm says:

      You are way too kind ib.

      I’m sure when you have digested this or that, we will all see something suitable as the three bears: a comment just right 😉

      Then again maybe a post may be in order for ya. Spread the wealth. 😉

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  7. archaeopteryx1 says:

    No, Wally, criticizing spelling is certainly not the best I’ve got, but CS deletes the good stuff that he doesn’t want any of his groupies to know.

    EDITORS TWO CENTS: You mean ‘good stuff’ as in the comments too vile and toxic for a landfill……….

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  8. Planting Potatoes says:

    good word – spoken like a preacher – I can almost imagine a light bulb blinking over your head! (not that I’m making “light” of your words….(sorry, but you started it! 🙂 God bless!

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  9. Tricia says:

    Beautiful post ColorStorm, I related to all of it, especially this, “with pearl upon pearl upon pearls of truth, just waiting to be discovered by the heart of man. Seeking is a great mission rewarded with finding.” My God I find that to be more true ever day.

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