How inscrutable his ways

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. Amen. Romans 11:33-36

It never ceases to amaze me when people complain that they do not understand God. They want God to be completely understandable. They want to simplify God. Why would anyone want a god they can completely understand? I don’t even understand myself most times let alone the people around me. Heck, I don’t understand why our pets do what they do sometimes.  But I am supposed to understand God? No way.

In fact I don’t want a God I can completely understand. That would not be much of a god at all.  He would have to be a pretty small god for me to completely understand. Fortunately we do not have that problem. We have a God big enough and powerful enough to create the universe. A God who loves enough to love even a sinner like me. A God who knows not only what has happened and is happening but what will happen.

We can get so caught up in the fact that we do not understand why God does what He does that we can have doubts. We can doubt God; after all if He does things that we cannot understand how can we follow Him. We can doubt ourselves, maybe we just aren’t smart enough or maybe we just aren’t faithful enough. We try to make God too much like us and in doing so we lose God’s greatness.

We are finite creatures trying to understand an infinite God. God is revealing Himself to us in a way that we can only partially understand. The simple fact is we will never fully understand God. The good news is we don’t have to. He understands us and He loves us. If we accept His love and understanding that is all we need to do.

Have a blessed day,



About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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One Response to How inscrutable his ways

  1. AMG says:

    I know and understand the Lord! I even have permission from Him to brag about it. =)

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