The scripture for today, September 2 (9/2), is Job 9:2 as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:
“Though one wishes to dispute with Him [God], he could not answer Him one time out of a thousand.”
There are so-called sophisticated intellectuals in the world who want to come up with all the answers about God. Many even make God in their image instead of we being made in God’s image. They try to reduce God to complete human understanding.
I smile sometimes when I hear TV evangelists declare, “God likes it when you…” or “God approves when you…” or “God thinks…” and they’re all different. He must look down on us, shake his head, and think, “You know nothing.”
This was Satan’s temptation and Eve’s desire ~ to know everything God knows. She bought into Satan’s lie. How can we even begin to figure out God? There are two trillion galaxies out there ~ not stars but galaxies. God is larger than them all. Dispute with the all-knowing God?
That cannot be! If we could understand everything about God, He would not be God! He has told us everything about Himself in his Word that he wants us to know and that we are able to comprehend. Actually, He has poured out his heart to us in His Word.
Let us rejoice that there are things about God we do not understand. Let us rejoice that there are events in our life that we do not understand with our finite minds. Let us rejoice that such a God loves us in our finiteness. He said so Himself.
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