Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hard To Be Understood

"And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction."  II Peter 3:15-16.  Peter acknowledges that Paul is also an author of the scriptures.  Peter considered Paul to be a beloved brother.  Those in Christ are brethren, and all should be beloved.  The apostle Paul had written some things concerning the salvation that is offered by the longsuffering of our Lord to be hard to understand.  Some truths of the Bible require more deliberate concentration than do other truths.  But, there is no truth that cannot be understood.  We must be students of God's truth.  We must read and meditate longer upon some truths.  God has given us a book that can be understood and known.  By this truth, we come to know the salvation that is in Christ.  Truth that is not learned will be to our own destruction.  Some choose to twist or change the scriptures.  This also will be to their own destruction.  May we study, learn, and practice the scriptures so that we might be saved.

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