The Weekly Focal Point - May 9

Easy Answers?

We all like easy answers. Yet the Bible tells us that “It is the glory of God to conceal things” (Proverbs 25:2). That may appear to be a cruel portrayal of God, who is lauded for stealthily hiding important matters from his creatures. But think for a moment about how loving parents routinely and strategically choose to refrain from simply handing over the answers to their children’s homework questions. Parents and teachers alike intuitively recognize that there is virtue and lasting benefit bound up in the process of learning, not just in possessing the right answers. Of course God could have constructed a universe in which the answers to everything were easy to come by. But he didn’t. The world he made for us requires that we search for wisdom and understanding “as for hidden treasures” (Proverbs 2:4). As hard as that often is, the Bible extols the process as a godly and noble task. God praises us for continuing to ask, seek, knock, study and labor to arrive at prudent and judicious answers and insights. Life will always require it. Godliness will perpetually demand it. So remember that yes, “It is the glory of God to conceal things” (Proverbs 25:2) but it is also “the glory of kings to search things out” (Proverbs 25:2).

-- Pastor Mike


Passing on biblical truth to the next generation is part of our calling as Christians. Colossians 3:16 tells us to "let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing on another in all wisdom."  We must purpose to train others up in truth to advance the cause of Christ after our work is finished...and that starts with our children.  Whether you are a parent or grandparent I want to recommend Ken Hamm's book called The Answers Book for Kids to help you engage the young inquiring minds in your life. Get your copy of The Answers Book for Kids for a donation of any amount this month.

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