It’s amusing to hear the gripes filed about the so-called shortcomings of scripture.
‘It’s not a book of science.’ ‘The morals are bad.’ ‘The spirituality is bad.’ ‘The philosophy is bad.’ ‘Just a bunch of fables.’ ‘An entire volume of lies.’ ‘Don’t allow children to read it.’ ‘A book for the mentally cripple.’ ‘Can’t trust it.’ ‘The geography is wrong.’ ‘The history is fabricated.’ ‘A book compiled by superstitious and inrgonat people.’
If I had the time to write ‘blah blah blah’ a zillion times, would my point be stronger? As it is, just let me say, take note of a consistent pattern contained in these mindless rock tosses.
It’s not a book of science. Nope. Never said it was. It contains science, but there are men and books whose writings confirm the truth of scripture, while God has given us a lifetime to learn that He knows what He is doing. A book of morals? Ha, who are you to define morals when the morality of your own existence is challenged? Bad spirituality? If you mean documenting the wiles of men, and attributing their folly to God….please stop.
Fables? Someone said they heard a bird mimic a man, they said the bird ‘spoke,’ wait, wasn’t that parroting? But no it can’t be, must be a fable, birds can’t ‘talk.’ But men harass the scriptures because of their limitations of the God who created the bird, and complain that a whale’s throat is too small. Once more, please.
So let’s talk for a sec about this other miracle of nature, that root that just so happened to appear out of dry ground, that bit of life that sprang from the barren wasteland where there is no chance of life.
See the frozen tundra and watch a naked man freeze to death in under two minutes at 110 below zero, while the polar bear laughs at the cold. Watch a man drown under water as he holds his breath gasping for air while the fish swim lazily by. And watch a man drop like a rock as he jumps off a building while the eagle glides quietly along.
So why mention this? Ah yes, doncha just love the science of He who created the different kinds of flesh? It’s all about the root I tell ya, the root of creation.
Bears, fish, and birds so testify to the song of the root, giving thanks to the One who equipped them, so unlike man who would more quickly drown in ignorance, freeze in foolishness, or sink in stubbornness, rather than give thanks to the God of scripture.
‘Whose seed is in itself.’ And therein is contained the root of science, morals, philosophy, spirituality, and the God-given ability to comprehend history, geography, mathematics, and to live a rich life compliments of He who fashioned the human mind.
But the ultimate root is Christ Himself, who brought grace and truth where there was none. Can ANY good thing come out of Nazareth? In a world where truth is despised, He brought it, and proved that in spite of the charlatan acts of men, God is for us. Who knew?
A root out of dry ground.
And of course the root was trampled upon, as this fragrant one exposed the weeds of humanity and shone the light of truth into the darkness of the heart. The heart said: ‘No, away with Him.’ Ah yes, such is the result of a seared conscience. But do take note where the root was received: by the thirsty, as it should be.
This desert place called Calvary, this place where life was taken, yet where life was given, yes, this root took hold and sprang once more. The source of life, the bread of life, and the water of life cannot be denied. And oh, let’s not forget, this despised one was both the root and offspring of David. Of course.
Without God, there is no root. -For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.-
And so science is in subjection to the laws of God, and scripture agrees of course, for it bears the root of truth.