Well, I have been at this quest for a long time. I have asked God to let me understand everything, but I knew that I could not. However, nothing is impossible for God, so I have not given up. I am like the person in Luke 11:5-10 and God is like the Friend that has an abundance of bread.
I believe that God has given me the key to understanding everything and all I have to do is apply it to any situation and it will unlock the understanding that I have continually ask for. I hope God did not want me to keep it to myself. He might have, but I want everyone to also understand and that fits the second royal law (James 2:8), so what I do is right.
I have found that to understand what is already here, I must reverse engineer what I think I know. That is not the key to understanding, but it is the method that I have used to reach this point.
The key to understanding everything is THE LAW. I do not mean the Law of Moses, but the law of God. The Law of Moses is correct, but it is only a small part of the law of God.
The law of God is very simple. It is completely explained in just two precepts. Matthew 22:37-40 (NIV) “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
What I did not understand, until now, is that God obeys His own precepts (a procedural directive or rule). God’s two commands are really rules that we should all live by, not something that God makes us do.
God wants us to love Him with all our heart, soul, and mind, because that is what He does for us! If it were possible for God to die for us, He would. That is what the Jesus did and it was to demonstrate what God would do.
It is not possible for God to die and still obey the second law. If God died, then all things would cease to exist. I do not want to cause anyone to cease to exist, so, God following His own rules, cannot die.
Both royal commands are so intertwined as to be just one. At least the result of obeying either is the same.
I cannot follow the first rule, without complying with the second. If I were God, and viewing things from His point of view, I would expect someone that I (God) had given “everything good”, to love me with everything that they possessed.
God does not demand that anyone obey His two rules. He only explains what will happen to them if they do not. A rich man once said that the Ten Commandments were only 10 suggestions and he was right. God does not force anyone to do anything, because He does not want anyone to force Him to do anything! That is why He allows sin!
I will be out of town for a few days, so don’t expect a quick answer from me, but I would be interested in some, or any, situation where applying the two rules of God would not offer an understanding of it.
I am only a man and therefore I am not always right, so how am I wrong?