Life Transforming Truths In a World of Metaphors

“God uses the situations and relations of daily life to change our hearts. God’s grace and love are revealed in the way he designed the world. His world not only displays his attributes, it functions as a vehicle of truth. In his redemptive love, God created a world that points to him at every turn. The sun, the flower, the rock, the sand, the stream, the ant, the judge, the bride, the sea, the tree, the thorn, the captain, the bird, the sword, the weed, the root, the city, the valley, the fruit, and so on, are common things that are also instruments of truth that reveal God. God knows how spiritually blind we can be. We are much better at seeing physical realities than the spiritual realities behind them. But God uses these familiar things as a lens to help us look at ourselves with new insight and understanding.

How much of your understanding of God, yourself, and life has been illumined by physical creation? God uses a mustard seed to define faith. He uses living water to help us understand the indwelling Holy Spirit. He uses lilies to explain his fatherly care. We wake up every day to a world that illustrates life-transforming truths. God does not want us to stumble through life in terminal blindness. He is not willing for us to be tricked by the Enemy’s lies and half-truths. He loves us too much to leave us to our own explanations and interpretations. Our God is a God of wisdom and revelation. He is the ultimate source of knowledge and he determined that we too would understand truths we could not understand without him. His world is his instrument to bring spiritual sight.”
How People Change by Lane & Tripp, p. 81
A passage that gives additional thoughts to the familiar passage in Psalm 19 that reminds us that God created everything to point to Himself:

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the Earth, and their words to the end of the world.”
Psalm 19:1-4


About Aaron Golby

Christian. Husband to Katherine.
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