Friday, October 30, 2020

God is GOD

These things you have done, and I kept silent;You thought that I was altogether like you;But I will rebuke you and set them in order before your eyes. – God, Psalm 50:21

“You thought that I was altogether like you”.  I believe it to still be true.  We have nothing in our intellect to fully comprehend God.  We have nothing to compare Him to, no scientific method or technical way to explain Him.  God is GOD.  There is none like Him.

Because of that, I believe we sometimes try to “fit” Him within the realm of our understanding.  We see God’s emotions as being the same as ours.  We see God’s love as ours.  We fear His wrath as we would fear mortal man.  But the truth is – we have no basis to compare Him to. 

The only way to truly know God, to even know a fraction of who He is, is to read the Bible and see His actions and words from history, and through His promises and His gifts to us. 

I used to see God much like a parent.  I saw Him peering around the corners at me waiting for me to make a mistake, tell a lie, act our on my anger, and then He would come an show His wrath.  But that’s not God.

I also have believed God to be all LOVE.  After all the Bible says, “God is Love” (1 John 4:8).  But God is also just, a corrector of those He loves.  He’s merciful but will condemn those who do not repent and be saved.  He’s far more than just LOVE.  In fact, His love is not just called love.  It’s called Agape - no earthly love can compare.

I also grew up believing God had the answers to all my questions.  But that was short sighted.  God has the questions I’m not even aware of to ask!  His wisdom is far about our own understanding. 1 Corinthians 3:19 says that the wisdom we have is “foolishness” in God’s sight.  Let’s face it – the creator is always wiser than the creation.

So here’s where I’m at today.  If I don’t understand God completely, then I should take God out of the box of my simple mind.  I can ask for the abstract, crazy, unthinkable.  I can ask for knowledge that isn’t “foolishness” in His sight.  I can ask Him to reveal Himself to me daily. 

Father, I want to know more of You.  I want to understand Your creation, Your purpose for crazy things like Volcanos and Stick Bugs.  I want to understand your thoughts toward me.  I want to comprehend Your intent in all things and know Your ways.  Reveal yourself more and more to me Father and let me love You for who You are, and not Who I imagine You to be.

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