I was talking to my kids about Adam and Eve listening to Satan and about the first mention of the Gospel–that a man will come and crush Satan’s head.
My one kid asked, “Why didn’t God crush Satan right then?”
I said, “I don’t know really. It had something to do with God’s plan and desire to show His mercy.” Which, although theologically accurate and acceptable, made no sense to my kid. It doesn’t to me either.
We get so caught up getting answers. Getting answers is fine, “buy truth and wisdom,” Solomon said. But if the answers aren’t in Scripture, don’t try to invent them.
“Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.”
How much of our theology is just plain arrogance and pride?
Even more troubling, how many questions are answered in Scripture but we cover them up with our theoretical surmisings of what God really meant and how He obviously didn’t mean what He actually said, etc.
Sticking with the whole counsel of Scripture and the plain truth set forth is the greatest act of humility a person can undergo. Do so, because God gives grace to the humble. We are accountable for what we have been given. Don’t play games with it.
“The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.”