“Perspicuity does not mean that every verse of the Bible is equally clear or that the meaning of any text just falls off the page into the lap of the reader. Perspicuity…refers to the overall message of Scripture, not to any individual verse.” Carl R. Trueman
There are some passages of scripture that seem cryptic. It makes me feel like I must be missing some important brain cells because I just don't get it. Maybe I should just move on to something simpler and leave those harder passages for those who are much more educated. But I am wrong.
We should not sell ourselves short. Paul reminds Timothy that “from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures” (2 Tim. 3:15). Even a child is able to understand basic biblical truth.
Remember that the scriptures are alive and active (Heb 4:12) able to “revive the soul” and “make wise the simple” (Ps. 19:7) And every Christian has been given the Holy Spirit to teach them (Jn 14:26).
But growing in understand is also a process. We are called to meditate on God’s word (Joshua 1:8; Ps. 1:2) and this will lead to further understanding.
The unfolding of your words gives light;
it imparts understanding to the simple.
I should be excited, knowing that I can read my Bible with confidence. But I also need to exercise patience when studying and diligence when approaching hard sections. Even when it comes to understanding our Redeemer’s book God has provided everything we need to succeed. We just need to be faithful.