{ The Inscrutable, Intimate God }

“I want to know God’s thoughts — the rest are mere details.” 

–Albert Einstein

People of every generation have loved to learn, invent and explore, but it seems as if there is always more to discover.

Here are some quotes found in the recent news:

  • “The size of the universe is unknown.”
  • “Scientists have discovered 1,451 new species in our oceans this past year.”
  • “Until recently, no one knew that the smaller-than-microscopic pentaquark existed.”

When it comes to knowing God, He is deeper than we can imagine. His ways are inscrutable, meaning impossible to understand or interpret. When we think have God’s ways figured out, Isaiah 55:8 reminds us: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.”

And the paradox is this: the eternal, infinite, inscrutable God wants to be known!

James 4:8 says that if we draw near to God, He will draw near to us. Paul prays in Ephesians 1:17 “…that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.”

We discover who God is through the written word He has given; the Holy Bible.

We can never know the depth of God.  But in the search, we are changed forever.

“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor?”
Or who has given a gift to Him that He might be repaid? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever.” 
Romans 11:33-36


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One thought on “{ The Inscrutable, Intimate God }

  1. Pingback: Today’s thought “My name might be proclaimed” (February 1) – Belgian Ecclesia Brussel – Leuven

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