God’s Word Is Not Open To Interpretation – Sunday Thought For The Day
There is a growing epidemic of people claiming that the bible is open to interpretation. I’ve had people tell me that I’m wrong to quote and defend what the bible literally says, because according to them, the bible is open to “personal” interpretation.
The “Word of God” says: “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Proverbs 16:25 KJV) The “Word of God” also says: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9 KJV) Do those verses tell us we should leave the interpretation of scripture to whatever each person wants it to say?
The idea that God’s word is open to interpretation, personal or otherwise, is a lie from the pit of hell. It is a satanic heterodoxy that in actuality is saying there is no right or wrong and we all determine our own righteousness.
Nothing could be further from the truth. This is the enticement of satan to have mankind declare themselves individual gods determining for themselves all right and all wrong. Tragically for those who foolishly buy into that lie there are only bad outcomes.
God’s way is righteousness and His way is truth. Satan is a liar and he has been a liar from the beginning. Christians are to follow after righteousness not follow after self. Whether or not we like what God’s word says when it stands in the way of our doing what we want is immaterial. The question is, are we willing to be obedient even when in our minds we want to obey our selfish motivations?
READ: Psalm 119:1-8 (KJV)
1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.
2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here