The Riches, Wisdom and Knowledge of God

Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways! Romans 11:33 NLT
Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!
Romans 11:33 NLT

It is good for us to meditate on the omnipotence of God. As humans, we should know our place and how small we are compared to him. You ever stepped on the shore of the Pacific Ocean or the edge of the Grand Canyon and just felt small? The first time I stepped on the shore of the ocean, my pride instantly melted away. For that moment, I did not feel like the world revolved around me and existed just for my purpose. The roar of the waves and the vastness of the waters made me feel mortal and that I could easily be killed by a tidal wave at any second. It was a terrifying, yet gratifying experience because the waters pointed outside of something that was much mightier than it.  I was reminded that there is a God who is in control of everything I see, and I should always have a reverential fear of him. The Bible tells us that we have no excuse of doubting the existence of God; all of creation points to God and that everything was designed by him so that we would know how holy he is. (Romans 1:20).

Think about it! God does not look at the ocean and become mesmerized by it, he does not look at the universe and become amazed by how infinite it is. But we do! Matter fact, we love taking trips to places that make us feel small. We enjoy taking cruises out in the ocean, hiking out in the mountains and skydiving.  From the smallest atom to the largest solar system, he completely knows and operates it all. When you think on this, you understand your place and realize that this is not about you. Everything exists for one reason: to glorify the name and renown of God.

The God Who Speaks

To fully understand the glory of God is impossible for us. Everything about him is infinite. He speaks and things just appear. He simply created everything we see by just speaking it into existence.  This shows the power and limitless ability of God. Our very existence shows his mercy. We constantly choose his created things over him, but he still allows us to breathe his very own air and loves us more than we can imagine.  In the book of Genesis, when God created the Earth, he created man and woman and gave us the responsibility to govern his world. Since the beginning of humanity, we have built and built on what God has provided us with. But we are still limited to what we can create. This is not the case for God. He just speaks and whatever he wants appears. If God wanted to speak a new color into existence that we have never seen before, he could easily do that by the word of his mouth. You have to think, before the Earth and the heavens even existed, the angels in Heaven probably had no idea what the concept of a universe was and what it looked like. But God spoke this infinite, extraordinary universe into existence, and scripture says that the angels in Heavens rejoiced at what they saw.  In Job 38: 4-7, it mentions this when God starts speaking to Job after all his laments, he questions him by saying:

Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you know so much. Who determined its dimensions and stretched out the surveying line? What supports its foundations, and who laid its cornerstone as the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy? Job 38: 4-7

 

So if God can just simply speak whatever he wants into existence, how much more will he give us who were made in his own image (Matthew 7:11)?  Why should we ever fear (Psalm 27:1)? Why are we not excited about one day being with this perfect, holy God and getting to see him as he is? Scripture tells us that our minds cannot even fathom what God has in store for the ones who love him (1 Corinthians 2:9). There have been some creative minds in the history of mankind, and the Bible is telling us that it is impossible for those minds to even think of the things God has in store for his children. But there is a problem: our sinfulness gets in the way of us being reconciled back to our holy, perfect God. It is like a guest covered in mud walking into a squeaky, clean 5-star hotel room and expecting to stay there. Because of the filth, the person cannot be welcomed in the very presence of this beautiful, perfect room.

The Infinite Worth and Importance of the Cross

Most of my post have a recurring theme. They all lead to the cross of Christ. How good must God be and serious must sin be for God to send his begotten son to be a sacrifice for all of our sins.

All throughout scripture you see what the devil tends for evil, God uses for our good (Genesis 50:20). It’s like biblical jujitsu! Even though we wear it on our t-shirts and use it for decoration and jewelry, the cross was never a pretty picture. It was the most horrific, bloody thing in the history of mankind.  For over a thousand years, the Roman Empire would use this form of execution to oppress many people. But Jesus took himself on this cross that Rome used for evil, and for over 2000 years, it has become the symbol for many lives being saved and reconciled back to God. Because of the cross, people have found purpose in a world that has been broken since the beginning of time. Again, what the enemy uses for evil, God uses for our good!

If you are reading this post and have not put your faith in Christ, I hope and pray this post could stir some affections for that. Most importantly, join a Bible believing church,  own and study the Bible to know this perfect, good God.  If you have any questions or thoughts on this post, feel free to comment or message me. Think about how small we are and how BIG God is. It would make sense for us to surrender to him; we are all broken people in need of a savior much bigger than us.

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