God is so vastly different from us yet we try so hard to nicely tuck him in our own shabby little boxes. Deuteronomy 29:29 says “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” In Jay Adams book “The Grand Demonstration” he states “Speculation about the ways of God that He has not revealed to us is wrong. To do it is attempted robbery. If, as He says, unrevealed truths about Himself and His purposes “belong” to Him, and not to us, the attempt to pry those secrets from His hand by means of human reasoning is nothing less than attempted theft.”
We must change our perspective on our perspective. It is so so limited. Far more limited than we want to admit. In the small egocentric world we live in, it is important to look at the God of this universe with the utmost humility. Let’s try to let go of our ways for just a moment, meaning just this moment that is our entire life, and trust that God’s perspective and purpose are perfect.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible. (Eph. 6:24)
Maranatha! (Come, Lord Jesus!)
~ Jen O’Sullivan