“But the path of the just is like the shining light, that shines more and more until the perfect day.” Proverbs 4:18.
A lot can be said about revelation. We get exciting ideas that seem to just “pop” into our heads. We hope they are original. Archimedes, an incredible mathematician and scientist of the third century, was so overwhelmed with his discoveries that he had a few symbols of them buried with him in his tomb, namely a sphere and a cylinder. He also coined the word “Eureka!” or, “I found it!” This is now the state motto of California.
First Corinthians 13:12 says; “For now we see in a mirror darkly; but then, face to face; now I know in part, but then I shall know even as also I am known.”
This is my idea about revelation. Nothing just “pops” into our heads. Rather, when an idea or understanding finally becomes clear to us, it is through a series of events, study, and observations that have finally jelled into a truth we cannot deny or escape. Since all truth originates from God, anything we do discover is never really original or our own. Rather, like the invaluable discoveries of Archimedes, these truths belong to mankind as gifts of grace and help from God.
I love the joy of discovering the profound truths of Scripture. These revelations not only enrich my understanding of who God is and how I relate to Him, but they give me a fresh sense of purpose and longing for more understanding. These things feed on one another, making life exciting and fresh. Thirty-Five years of knowing Christ and reading and following His Word only makes me hungry for more.
What about you? Are you open to allowing the dawning of God’s truths to warm your soul? Just like the sun, He comes warmly, quietly, powerfully, and always ready to help the sincere seeker.
Next time: Slipped a Gear? Part I