Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Leave Room For the Secret Things

"The secret things belong to the Lord," Moses tells us, "but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever" (Deut. 29:29). That means that we will always have gaps as we construct the puzzle; it means that clumsy players will try to force some pieces into slots where they do not belong and may be tempted to leave some pieces out because they cannot see where they fit in.

So we must beware of those kinds of consistency that wittingly or unwittingly eliminate part of the Scriptures' witness, or that force the pieces of the puzzle together with such violence that we construct a warped picture, one without gaps, and fail to see that we have denied the existence of the secret things. God himself becomes domesticated, neat, controllable." - D.A. Carson

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