An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Maybe You Can Take It With You

(Proverbs 8:27 KJV)  When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:

Creation is one of those events that we will never understand this side of the grave.  I am not sure we will understand it in eternity either because God is infinite and even in our glorified bodies I don’t see any promise of that.  Creation is full of mystery.  The passages dealing with creation will be filled with mystery.

Mystery is a grand truth that we can’t understand.  It doesn’t mean we don’t try.  It doesn’t mean that we can’t get a glimmer, but real understanding remains outside our reach.  What does all the language in this passage about creation mean?  Who is Wisdom?  How does it relate to creation in Genesis 1?

How does it relate to John 1?
(John 1:1-3 KJV)  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
How does it relate to Colossians 1.
(Colossians 1:16-17 KJV)  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
One central, unambiguous truth in the middle of all this is that God “established” (3559) all of it.

So?  Look around you.  Try to grasp the complexity of it all.  You probably don’t even begin to grasp all you can see whether you are on a commuter train or a lanai in Hawaii.  God does.  Start a list of questions to ask.  When we see Him face to face you might remember to ask them.  They say you can’t take it with you but maybe there will be an exception for our lists of questions.

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