wisdom and knowledge
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/16/15- “Beyond Our Comprehension!” (Romans 11:33)
Premise Question: Why is it that humankind has such a difficult time being able to grasp, with full comprehension, the vast incalculable riches of the immeasurable, and unfathomable, wealth of wisdom, knowledge and perfect judgements of Papa God?
“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!”
(Romans 11:33 NIV)
Oh the profundity, the complexity and vastness of the greatness of Papa God’s immeasurable abundance of His invaluable wisdom and marvelous knowledge—far beyond our ability to comprehend! For His method of making superbly perfect and great decisions cannot be understood or comprehended by searching them out even with great diligence, for they are completely unfathomable, and His course of action, of creating access to Him, is superior and undiscoverable, way beyond any knowledge or experience we may have had or ever shall have! (Romans 11:33 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We are not the first of humankind to struggle with being able to understand, with full comprehension, the immeasurable and unfathomable vastness of Papa God’s goodness, His love, mercy, grace, wisdom, knowledge and perfect judgements. In the Old Testament, Job was having great difficulty, as he was struggling and going through some unique and troublesome challenges in his life, so, in chapter 37 of Job, he decides to challenge Papa God’s wisdom; in the way Papa God chooses to do things and allows things to happen. What follows, in chapter 38 through to the end of Job, is Papa God’s response to Job’s thoughts and questions. He begins to pelt Job with a flurry of questions that Job is unable to answer. One of my favorites is: ““Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you know so much.” (Job 38:4 NLT) And then, Papa God demands that Job answer them! I absolutely love Job’s response. “Then Job replied to the LORD, “I am nothing—how could I ever find the answers? I will cover my mouth with my hand. I have said too much already. I have nothing more to say.” (Job 40:3-5 NLT) Good answer, but Papa God wasn’t quite finished yet! For He goes on with another flurry of unanswerable questions, further challenging Job to answer them. Here is Job’s final perspective, belief and response, which is not a bad perspective, belief and response for all of us to have, as well! ““I know that you can do anything, and no one can stop you. You asked, ‘Who is this that questions my wisdom with such ignorance?’ It is I—and I was talking about things I knew nothing about, things far too wonderful for me. You said, ‘Listen and I will speak! I have some questions for you, and you must answer them.’ I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes. I take back everything I said, and I sit in dust and ashes to show my repentance.” (Job 42:2-6 NLT) Here’s the truth that the Prophet Isaiah got from Papa God: “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT) And here’s the revelation of this truth that the Apostle John received, and that we ought to fully accept, trust and believe: “Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.” (1 John 3:2 NIV) We, as humankind, are not going to figure it all out while here on this earthly plain. But one day, as has been shown in the scriptures, we will see and fully comprehend, for it shall be made crystal clear to all those who’ve put their believing faith and trust in Papa God and His One and Only Son, Jesus Christ! PS. “I don’t know the why or the how, but I do accept that You must of had a very good reason, and therefore, one day, I know that I will understand completely.” Blessings…
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