In basketball you have some key fundamentals that are vital to succeeding and playing well when it comes time to perform on the court. Things like dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense. All these things are extremely important to being a good basketball player, without them, you’d find yourself on the bench or maybe even cut from the team. The fundamentals are where great players excel and how they rise to the challenge ahead of them.
How come then, when it comes to Christianity, that the majority of churchgoers spend so little time studying the fundamental truths of the Bible? It seems that we think that the fundamentals are what you learn in Sunday School, but then you can move on to “deeper” subjects… how in the world are you going to “move on” to “deeper” subjects when you haven’t completely grasped the core fundamentals? A study on the Gospel could take a person an entire lifetime, and they’d only be scratching the surface of God’s truths. The core truths of the Bible are so deep we can’t even fathom it all, and yet we look to study the obscure scriptures over the core scriptures. Don’t get me wrong, all scripture is useful for doctrine and teaching, but there are certain things that are a lot more prominent, and should be studied first.
I’m writing to share with you that there’s so much to be explored in the fundamentals of God’s word! And yet we hold the Bible in contempt and only look to it out of obligation or on Sunday mornings… I submit that it’s time to get back to the word of God, to be refreshed and renewed by the core truths of the Bible.
Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt. Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.