Wednesday, June 17, 2015

God is always truth

“Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, ‘My way is hidden from the Lord, and my right is disregarded by my God’? Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.” Isaiah 40: 27-28 (NRSV)

Isaiah 40 is one of many creation narratives in the Bible. Israel is wallowing in self-pity and complaining because God does not pay attention to them or vindicate them. The narrator—the prophet—is reminding Israel that the Lord makes Himself known to us, and that He knows us far better than we can even know ourselves.

God speaks His truth to us through Christ, creation (the natural, physical realm), and scripture, and all are in harmony. Science interprets creation, and theology interprets scripture, and sometimes, these interpretations are wrong because they are the work of man.  But the work of God--creation, scripture, and Christ present the constant truth of God.

Isaiah 40 reminds us that God is everlasting (He is outside a frame of time), He created the physical realm and beyond (eternity), He never tires, and His knowledge is more than we will be able to ever comprehend. This is why we continue to study the scriptures to learn more about God. This is why the quest for scientific knowledge will never end. This is why Christ will always conquer sin. It is because God’s reach spans the tiniest particles that make up matter to a vast, endless eternity. When we seek the truth, God will always be manifested.