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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Unchanging but Different?

Everyone with whom I study the Bible over time will say something like, “I studied this passage (insert time frame here) and this time I am seeing totally different things than I did then.”
If the Bible is unchanging why does it seem new?
We read in Hebrews 13:8 that Christ does not change.  That is because He is part of the Godhead which is, in theological terms, immutable, unchanging.  We read in 2 Peter 1:4 that the scripture reflects the nature and character of God.

So if the Word of God reflects the unchanging nature of God, how is it that when I come to passages year after year I see more and different things there?

5 comments:

  1. Well,He is infinite and I'm not. How can I be surprised when I see something more in what He says as I mature and get to know Him better?

    I think we'll be learning for all eternity, at least until we become infinite.

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  2. Some things only appear with clarity when we are prepared to see them.

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  3. In other cases the words of the 20th century philosopher Paul Simon apply:
    All ies in jest - still a man sees what he wants to see and disregards the rest.

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