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We Have All We Need–1 Timothy 1:6-7

November 5, 2010

I was attempting to read an article on how we can have a young earth and still see the light from stars millions and millions of miles away. I was lost in the physics until the authors referred to a particular scripture, Isaiah 40:22, as foundational biblical truth on the heavens.

It hit me yet again that in the Bible are all the answers to life. You simply need to look for them.

Wouldn’t it be a lot easier for scientists to take the approach of studying what God has made in the context of what the Bible says to be true? How much easier would their studies be! But sadly, they choose to grope and speculate. Here I am though, one who dropped physics twice, and I understand what they are trying to explain based on a Bible verse!

In 1 Timothy 1:6-7, Paul describes a version of the same issue in Ephesus. “Certain men” were holding themselves out to be “teachers of the law,” but not in the context of “love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.” (v.5) As a result, what they were asserting quickly dissolved into “fruitless discussions,” i.e. vain ramblings. They simply did not exercise their minds within the parameters most important to God (v.5). Again, I’m not a seminarian so as to call myself a “teacher of the law,” but I can read, “study to show myself approved,” and I have the Holy Spirit to “guide me into all truth.”

We have all we need to comprehend the God “who stretches out the heavens like a curtain and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.”

Or at least to get close.

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