“The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.”Deuteronomy 29:29
Are you dignified or depraved? Is the world broken or beautiful? Is God holy or loving? Just or merciful? The answer to all these questions is “both.” As a chaplain, I often pose these questions to soldiers because it helps us get to the root of broken beliefs.
You may see only your dignity and minimize your depravity, making you self-righteous. You may see only your depravity and minimize your dignity, rendering you hopeless. Either way, you are making yourself the measure of your worth rather than looking to the living God for worth.
Some broken beliefs are outright lies about who God is. Some are more subtle, as when a person has a wonderful grasp of biblical truth but doesn’t live as such. He believes that God is loving but won’t trust Him in suffering.
God reveals Himself to us through His Word in order to correct these broken beliefs and heal the hurts that hold Him at arm’s length. The journey back from depression begins when these broken beliefs are mended. King Jesus will do this work in you by His Word and His Spirit.
“What I believe about God is the most important thing about me.” (A.W. Tozer, 1961)
Bible In A Year
- Job 9-10
- Psalm 47
- Luke 10