Summary: If all of us really believe that God is the apex of justice, IF we really believe with our whole heart that God ALONE is the totality of justice, THEN we will not hear, nor will we utter the phrase, “Why would God allow….”
Biblical Truth Never Changes,
Neither is it static
God’s word is established forever! That’s good to know!! Our eternal existence depends on the truth of the Word of God, and on the fact that the Word will not change with the passing of time or fluctuating circumstances. That should make Bible study easy. Right? Those facts certainly are needed and beneficial in the process of discovering the truth of God and His actions.
You would think that to know all there is about a book of some 2,000 pages or less, would be an easy task. After all, if a crew of a few dozen Biblical scholars combined their energies and expertise, within a few years those scholars would certainly be able to clearly delineate all there is to know about the Bible. Right?!??
There are some "theologians" who think they have a corner on all Biblical information. Sad to say, there are some (just common folks), who, after reading a book or two about the Bible, also think they have all knowledge.
I hate to disappoint you, but I don’t know it all. After 50+ years of study, I’m still in the beginning stages of discovering the vast truths of God’s Word. In every session of Bible study, I discover that I know so little about God’s revelation in this Grand Book made up of 66 separate books, penned by some 40 different authors.
Job 9:10 He does great things past finding out, yes, wonders without number.
Romans 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!
In no way, does this indicate that we can’t understand what God has revealed in His Word. It does mean, that no matter how much you have discovered in His Book, there is yet far more to be discovered. God is infinite. Therefore, the Word of God of necessity would have to be infinite, also!
If we can keep these principles in mind, they will help considerably in our progress of gaining the truths of God’s Word. Truths of God’s Word are infinite and can never be exhausted by human means.
To gain the truth of God’s revelation, we must remember that God’s revelation, in His Word, is progressive and accumulative. Also, the truths of the Word may be divided into at least two categories.
1. Basic truths (milk of the Word)
2. Deep truths (meat of the Word)
In our discovery of God’s truth, we need a balance of BOTH. If we don’t have the "basic" things, we can never gain the "deep" things.
However, if we don’t use the "deep" truths we’ve gained, we will regress in the understanding of BOTH the "basic" and "deep" things, and will find ourselves starting over again. This yo-yo experience seems to be the normal for many Christians, BUT that is not the desire of God for His children.
Hebrews 5:11 of whom (Christ) we have much to say, and hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. 13 For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. 14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. 6:1 Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, 2 of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 3 And this we will do if God permits.
Notice that the writer, in verse 1, acknowledges that there is "much" involved in the truths of Christ, and those things are "hard" to explain. The major problem this writer had in this explaining/comprehending process was that the recipients of this truth had "Spiritual Ear" problems.
These recipients hadn’t always had this hearing problem. Notice the last part of verse 11. The writer said it was hard for him explain, BECAUSE they "have become dull of hearing". This had been a process –"have become" – These recipients possibly didn’t even realize they were "Spiritually deaf". As a result of being Spiritually hard of hearing, these recipients could not hear the "hard" or deep things of the Bible.
Therefore, they had no chance of sinking their "teeth" into the "meat" of the Word. The writer indicates that the solution to this Spiritual "hearing" problem was twofold: