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There is but one only,living, and true God, who is infinite in being and perfection, a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts,or passions; immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty,….…(Of God, and of the Holy Trinity -WCF Chapter II -I)

We are often trying to cram the vast ocean of God's truth about Himself into our little box of brains.

We are often trying to cram the vast ocean of God's truth about Himself into our little box of brains.

Isa 55:8 -59  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.

Rom 11:33-34  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?”

What do we mean when we say the Bible declare that God is incomprehensible? When the Bible states that  God is incomprehensible, we mean God through scripture is saying that  there is much about Him that is still mysterious. God is simply beyond our understanding and comprehension. Augustine of Hippo was trying  and struggling hard  to understand the Trinity nature of God without success until he recognized  the humbling fact that as a finite creature he was merely trying “to cram the ocean of God’s truth about Himself into his little box of brains”.

I have heard people say (sadly…arrogantly), unless they can see and understand God, they cannot possibly have a faith in God. One must honestly ask oneself:  can a finite creature ever understand an eternal and infinite God ? Of course not. Unless God chooses to reveal the truth and illumine the minds, even if we are staring at the truth, we will still be blind to the truth and have no light to see through the darkness.

We must very careful not cut God down to a size that we can handle or a level that we can understand, that would be idolatry. While God transcends our understanding, He has revealed enough through His creative work and His Holy Scriptures and His Prophets and Apostles and through His perfect gift: His only begotten Son, the blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Our response as finite creatures and wretched sinners saved by His grace should be:

“As for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause, who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number: Job 5:8-9

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. Rom 11:36

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