Jennifer and I hit the road (only for about an hour and a half) tomorrow morning to visit Westminster Theological Seminary. We’re remaining prayerful about whether, in the coming years, that might be a place for me–for us–to further train in the things of ministry.
Therefore, I’m getting familiar with the Westminster Confession of Faith, which seems to be a pretty big deal with these folks. Hehe. But of course!
I pause at Chapter I, Article VII:
All things in Scripture are not alike plain in themselves, nor alike clear unto all: yet those things which are necessary to be known, believed, and observed for salvation, are so clearly propounded, and opened in some place of Scripture or other, that not only the learned, but the unlearned, in a due use of the ordinary means, may attain unto a sufficient understanding of them.
How true that is. God’s ways and wisdom are broad enough to keep the masters pontificating for ages, yet the necessary things are near enough to keep the needy ones, the weak ones, the simple ones–ones like us, you know?–trusting, singing, resting, and walking for a lifetime.