A pastor visited a soap-maker trying to lead him to
faith in the Lord.
The pastor expounded upon God's love and how
He came to die on Calvary's cross for sinners.

The soap-maker protested and said,
"I don't believe there is a God.
For if He truly is, and He is love, then why are there so many
murderers, thieves, corruptors, still living in the world?"

About that time, they passed some boys who were playing
on the street.
They were quite dirty.

The pastor remarked,
"I don't believe there is such a thing as soap.
For if it truly was, and it really cleans people, then why
are there so many dirty people?"

The soap-maker protested again, saying, "Well, they must
USE the soap for it to work!"

The pastor said, "EXACTLY!"

1 Cor 1:27-31
27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound
the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to
confound the things which are mighty;
28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised,
hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought
things that are:
29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto
us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth,
let him glory in the Lord.

LIGHT from the WORD.

Intellectualism led the early churches into Gnosticism,
and introduced heresy.
The Grecians tried to mix philosophy with revelation.
Neology was fashionable in Hitler's Germany.

Whoever I am, I am not able to define God.
Yes, I am made in His image,
but He is INFINITELY more than I!
So let me not try and limit God to my own intellect,
reasoning, or experience!

We must come back always to the wonderful simplicity of
salvation in the Person and finished work of Jesus Christ!
If we surrender to Him as Lord, it is enough to stimy the
greatest intellect!
If we surrender to Him as Lord, it is enough to create an
experiential life greater than all experiences!
If we surrender to Him as Lord, it is enough to make a
simple plough-boy's eyes gleam with joy!

Jesus is ALL in ALL for you and me!

We may not be able to comprehend or understand all
that Jesus is.
We cannot understand how He gives us HIS
"robe of righteousness" and let's us stand before the
judgment throne blameless!
We cannot understand how He sanctifies and keeps us
clean until that final day!
We cannot comprehend how He has redeemed us from
the slavery of sin to the sureness of eternal life in heaven!

But we can certainly GLORY in the joy of His simple salvation!

There are many who come to an intellectual understanding of
God and yet never comprehend the simplicity of His
eternal salvation.

Have YOU?

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce