Revelation or discovery?

The word of the Lord came to Ezekiel” (Ezekiel 1:3).

The word of the Lord that came to Hosea (Hosea 1:1).

The word of the Lord that came to Joel (Joel 1:1).

The Spirit of the Lord is on me (Luke 4:18).

I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ (Galatians 1:11-12).

Do we discover truth about God or is truth revealed to us by God? Does truth come from us, or does it come to us?

It is important that we understand the great difference between revelation and discovery.

It is one thing to say that we discover God. It is quite another thing to say that God reveals himself to us.

Without revelation, there can be no discovery.

It may seem to us that we discover truth when we read the Word of God, The reality is that truth is revealed to us by God.

On the surface level, it appears to us that we discover truth. When we look beneath the surface of our seeking and finding, we see the deeper truth: the truth of God comes to us by the revelation of God.


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