Lately I’ve been watching A Lot of murder mysteries on Netflix!
Specifically Korean ones because they are just so emotional, gripping and to me Very realistic. Funny enough I find myself clapping in a room by myself and rating the movies online after many of them and if you know me, I rarely – if ever – clap in the theater (cuz I think it’s corny) or rate a movie after watching it.
These foreign mysteries are just that good to me!
After watching so many I hope to take a trip to Korea one day or just meet some Koreans. They seem like Very interesting people and based off the movies they make seem to have Very interesting minds as well.
But after watching so many foreign mysteries as of late, it made me reflect on when I would watch American mystery movies. And for some reason after watching American and sometimes foreign mysteries I would have to search online after the movie to understand what exactly happened as I was lost in many cases.
But not so much in foreign films because they usually break everything down towards the end of the movie.
So as I thought about when I used to eagerly search the web looking for answers to these mystery movies it made me wonder. What if we, as humans, do the same thing with The Bible and God.
You see after searching countless websites following each movie for answers I would in most cases believe the one that made the most sense to me or the one in which others seem to agree on most. Though it may have not been the director detailing exactly the truth behind each mystery within each film, I went with what I believed most accurate and made most sense….to me.
Have we done that with The Bible and God?
Have we believed someone else’s interpretation of the mystery of The Bible? Maybe that person had influence, “power” and a voice that seemed to shake the room, which is why we believed. Maybe we saw the numbers of people following that person or the fact that they were on television, had multiple books, podcasts and so forth. Maybe because our parents or friends pushed us to believe these leaders we did.
Did all of that influence us?
There is a lonnng list of other examples I could mention which may make us believe one person over another, but I just think that is Very interesting. At least to me.
That when the mysteries of life happen to us, like our children dying before us, our spouse cheating on us though we did nothing to deserve it, anger that we can’t seem to get rid of or understand we seek answers too. We seek out the source that Best makes sense to us.
At least I believe so.
Of coarse God and The Bible are a Big outlet and source of understanding, refuge and hope for many.
But who says that that persons interpretation to the mystery movie I just watched is right? Because his dad reviewed movies and was one of the top movie reviewers in his field I should believe him? Or because he has one million likes on his response? Oh I got it, because it makes the most sense to me! That has to be right. Right?
To me the only way to truly know The Truth behind the mystery movie you just watched is to go to the director. For Christians that would be God.
I encourage Christians to go home after service and challenge their pastors message with God. Ask God questions about it to confirm it’s truth and validity. Don’t bank your eternity on a movie critic’s interpretation. Bank your eternity on The Director’s interpretation.
That’s why as of late I’ve been staying closer to God than man.
Not that I hate people or anything, but because I want to know who God truly is personally in my own life. I’m still trying to differentiate between Jesus and God to be honest.
An interesting Bible verse I read recently was this:
22 All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son desires to reveal Him.”
-Luke 10:22 (HCSB)
Or this one…
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
-Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)
Maybe it is our job to seek God. Not seek your home church every week, but seek God.
It took me multiple churches, years of reading The Bible, 2 botched salvations and so much more to find salvation. But to say I know God, I would say no personally.
I just hope that Jesus will reveal Him to me one day.
So that’s all.
Please don’t bank your eternity on a movie critics review of God and The Bible. Chase after the source (God) to understand why your marriage fell apart or why your child died before you or why you just can’t break free from drugs.
Chase after Christ so that He in turn may help you understand and reveal God to you.
I mean Jesus did die while He was on earth too. So maybe there is a mystery into who really killed Jesus and why. Just saying.
2 My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
-Colossians 2:2-3 (NIV)
Just know that the answer to the mystery of The Bible, God and your life’s questions may not be a quick Google search away, but the answer is there. You just have to eagerly search for it.
At least I believe so.