The Revelation of Jesus Christ
Posted: Saturday, July 25
2 Chronicles 14:1-16:14
Verse of the day:
The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. (Psalm 19:1)
This is one of my favorite psalms because it speaks of the universal qualities of our creator—the power and majesty of God proclaimed worldwide through the illustrations of his creation. The ocean speaks of great expanse and power. The falcon speaks of weightless flight and freedom. A single snowflake speaks of the awe-inspiring complexity in a single moment of beauty.
People that study the Bible would refer to this idea as general revelation—the aspects of God that are made known equally throughout the whole earth. However, the Bible itself would be considered specific revelation because not everyone had (or has) access. Specific revelation must be shared; it must be passed on.
The rage of a thunder storm tells me that the cosmos are full of great power; the Bible teaches me that the greatest power is a singular deity who longs to bridge mankind to himself. The kaleidoscope of a sunset tells me that this earth holds many beautiful mysteries; the Bible teaches me that Jesus is the beautiful embodiment of God’s affection.
I thank God for His general revelation and, in the same breath, I pray that the church would never be satisfied until every nation and every soul has heard the specific revelation of Jesus Christ.