Sunday, June 6, 2010

I do not know.

Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name; Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. [Jeremiah 33:2-3 KJV]

We tend to forget that the Lord is “the maker thereof.” In this secular world, we may think of Genesis 1:1 and are grateful for our little corner of the universe, forgetting He created all of it. The humanly incomprehensible depth, width and breadth of the unmeasured universe, He did it.

I prefer not to limit God. When I see the photographs downloaded from the Hubble telescope, I remain amazed at the results of His creation. Why do we, then, determine in our own minds what He can and cannot do?

The Bible lays out His character. He is truth and light, the beginning and the end, the great I AM.

The Bible lays out what He expects from us, too.

Thou shalt have no other gods before me. [Exodus 20:3 KJV]

Solomon put it this way:

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. [Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV]

Yet we continue to define Him, measure Him, place limits in our minds as to what He will or won’t do, when there examples throughout His book that He is limitless. Even in His grief.

And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. [Genesis 6:5-6 KJV]

Except for Noah, all prodigals, none returning home, all lost. Some of His creation remain so today, denying not only His ability to create, but also denying His ability to destroy. For them God is too good to allow such to occur, ignoring His word that He is not only capable of allowing it, powerful enough to do so and has done so in the past. We also tend to forget, He changes not.

For I am the LORD, I change not; [Malachi 3:6a KJV]

We do not need to be reminded that God is love – the Bible tells us so and we see it every day in our lives. Even in the greatest of adversities, God’s love is evident, especially when things of this world fail.

The greatest limitation some place on Him is rejecting His salvation, the inability to accept the unearned, undeserved gift He bestowed for all.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. [John 3:16 KJV]

No, I will not limit God’s love for me, for all of mankind. I will continue to call unto Him and He will continue to answer, showing me great and mighty things beyond my comprehension, but within my ability to receive.

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