Posted by Worldview Warriors On Monday, December 10, 2012 0 comments

When looking at this blog topic, my first thought was, “Why am I writing about logic? What does that have to do with the Bible?” But then I started thinking about it a bit more logically (ha) and it made sense. Logic is a way in which we reason and understand things. Logic itself is not truth, but we learn truths through the use of logic.

The Bible is a very logical book, in the sense that it is very orderly. The overall book is divided into two testaments, Old and New. Each testament is divided up into smaller books. Each book is divided into chapters, and each chapter into verses. Each verse and chapter is made up of words and sentences that flow together in logical fashion. We are able to read it because of the logic of reading a word in a language. If the Bible weren’t in an orderly fashion, it would be much more difficult for us to study.

Logic is something that happens in our mind. We use our reason, given to us by God, to make sense of things. Mark 12:30 says, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Notice that we are to love God with all of our mind - that’s where logic is. Logically, we have to know God and know about God before we can love Him. We can never fully comprehend God, since He is outside of our human thinking, but He does want us to make our best attempt to know Him with our minds, which is why He gave us the Bible that we can read and study.

God’s Word itself is also logical in many ways. It is clearly stated many times that if you obey God you will be blessed, and if you disobey God you will be cursed. That’s a pretty logical cause-and-effect situation. But, the problem with that logic is that we all disobey God, so left on our own we’d all be cursed. God’s law is very logical, and He spells out the punishment we’ll receive if we break it.

But fortunately, there is an illogical part of the Bible! That is God’s grace. We break the law so we deserve the logical punishment prescribed for that - death. It is highly illogical, yet so very wonderful, that we can receive God’s grace in spite of what we deserve. It doesn’t make sense to our human logic, but it does make sense in the context of our loving God.