The Truth of God in Christ is both profoundly simple and deeply unsearchable, at the same time.
It’s rather like the knowledge of a professor (a recognised expert in his field) who has recorded his knowledge in books. So that we refer to the books when seeking to solve given intellectual conundrums.
We alternatively, – can marry the professor! So that He is available 24/7 to apply the solution himself, in response to our questions, as we face these intellectual conundrums.
Because He is with us to answer the difficult questions – there is hope that even when we don’t understand, the expert who does, is with us to guide us. The expert in His field never leaves us.
God in Christ has provided a way to obtain fellowship, relationship and an ongoing developing acquaintance with Himself.
It requires a ‘simple’ step of faith to come into this relationship. From then on we are dependant on His mercy and grace, to help us obtain answers to life’s dilemmas and our own wayward tendencies.
My aunt who was a missionary in Japan, where she spent most of her life, would remind me that the most difficult of sheep were: ‘straying humans’.
We need a good shepherd to guide us. A child can find Him in prayer. A towering intellect full of intellectual pride, has a bit further to go. But forsaking all others he too can bow the knee and ask in child-like faith that Christ come into his life.
In so doing he will then subjugate his intellect to God’s.
God our ‘Professor’ has given us the book. And He is willing to answer our questions by applying it in His classroom of prayer.
In the book – taking heed, we read:
But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.