David writes in Psalm 119:100 that he understands more than
the ancients because he keeps the law.
While we know that we are not under the laws requirements
in this dispensation we can sympathize with David about
knowing more than the ancients.
The “great” philosophers that we are told formed the intellectual
foundation of our western civilization don’t hold a candle to the
“manifold wisdom of God” (Eph3:10).
Their philosophies fall desperately short of explaining the truth
about eternal life, sin, righteousness, and true judgment. They
were disadvantaged by their unbelief.
We can understand more than the ancients through the
mystery of Christ.
For his glory,
Justin “not that ancient” Johnson