A Jigsaw Puzzle

The Word of God is a delightful, unending jigsaw puzzle. As you look at and comprehend a book, a chapter, a verse or just a single word, it opens up new meanings and truths. Some pieces are cornerstones of truth. You are able to attach other truths and revelations to them.. they just seem to fit!. As you examine the piece of the puzzle you have placed, you notice a curve, a bow, and another curve, like a big nose. Or perhaps the piece you need looks like it is missing a nose, and it should insert there. So you search the puzzle pieces, until you find the right match, and it inserts perfectly, just as it was made to! And on and on, until your puzzle is completed, and the picture in it’s entirety is revealed.

Great men of faith have spent lifetimes breaking down, and explaining the meaning of each book, chapter, verse or just a single word. Or perhaps, you could say categorizing each piece of the puzzle, to make reassembling the puzzle easier. Ah, but here is the kicker… the next time you open the puzzle, the pieces all have a different appearance. The pieces seem to be cut the same, but now the picture they make up is different! So the book, chapter, verse or single word, now present something different! A new meaning! A new application, a new truth, a new revelation. You have a good idea how the puzzle was assembled last time, but now it seems deeper, more beautiful, and you are learning more delightful and delicious truths from the Lord! This time after you have completed the puzzle, the picture is presented in all it’s clarity. But wait, you realize you have just scratched the surface! You can try and put God in a box that is easy to understand, but that is impossible. After you complete the 500 piece, you realize the next one is the 1000 piece set! The picture it presents could be a big as a galaxy, or small as a hair under a microscope. This is representative of the immensity and complexity of our God. If we are truly to know the mind of God, we must study the Word in spirit and in truth. “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit”. (Rom 8:5)  It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.  (Joh 6:63)

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart”. (Heb 4:12)

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