Does It Matter What You Search For In The Bible?
(Ver 1.1) When it comes to Bible interpretation and understanding the Bible, did you know it matters how you search the Bible? Did you also realize it matters what you search for in the Bible? You can apply this same principal to searching for gold or oil under the earth’s crust. Does it matter where you drill for oil? Does it matter what type of soil you are drilling through? Does it matter how deep you go? Could you drill a mile down and miss the oil by 10 feet? You know natural things say you can do the right thing but do it the wrong way or at the wrong time, or at the wrong place and the net results will be as if you had done nothing at all. There is a biblical principal or as I call it a spiritual law that applies to us and how we search the Bible and what we search for in the Bible. Jesus said “He who seeks will find”.
Matthew 7:7 Ask and it shall be given to you; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you.
This Bible truth tells you something that is so profound yet it can be so easily missed. What you seek after is what you find. The clear implication to this verse is that it matters what you are seeking after? It matters what you are asking for? It matters what doors you knock on. It makes a huge difference to what you find. If you search for the wrong thing in the Bible you will find the wrong thing. It is a spiritual law from God. There lies the primary problem of people searching the Bible just to prove something is true. Instead of just looking for the truth, people search and look for scripture to support their opinion or their position or what they think it says or what they think they heard someone say. I’ve seen people search the scriptures and give references to why they think abortion is OK scripturally and they supported their position based upon their findings in the Bible. Any idiot can find scriptures that support whatever position they want to take but that doesn’t mean it’s the truth and what God intended for us to follow. Always start by reading the Bible and asking God to reveal to you the truth and refuse to allow your pre-conceived ideas or opinions to sway or influence your search.
So the bottom line is this, it matters what you are searching for. If you are searching for the wrong things, God said that you will find the wrong things. If you search for the right things, God will make sure you find the right things. So what you find is determined by what you are searching for and not so much as what is really there. This might not make much sense to you, I don’t know. However, people have proven this repeatedly. Jesus didn’t lie, he who seeks will find. He who knocks it will be opened to him and it doesn’t matter if he is knocking on the wrong door. Make sure you are seeking the right things and knocking on only God’s doors. So why is this law possible? If the Bible contains the truth, why can’t we just read it and understand it. It really all goes back to a recent Blog I did where I told you that God wrote the Bible in a fashion or style that would allow man to make a choice. You see if the Bible was explicitly written in a textbook style, man would have NO other choice but to believe it. Understanding some of these key principles and spiritual laws of how to study the Bible will help you gain a much clearer understanding of God’s word, if you truly apply them.
Posted on December 2, 2009, in Bible Interpretation, Rules and tagged Bible, Christianity, Church, God, Interpretation, Jesus, Religion, Revelation, Truth, understanding. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.