(Proverbs 30:19 KJV) The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.
Solomon is sharing some things that he considers wonderful and that he cannot understand. This brings us to asking ourselves what kind of book we are reading. If this is a personal memoir, then some of this makes sense. Solomon knew nothing about navigation. On the other hand, you would think with all of his wives he should have learned something about women.
If this is a historical statement then we can understand that the ancients did not understand Bernoulli’s Principle that explains how a wing gives lift. At this point they did not know about the compass. Fine.
But we are talking about deeper things here. What is it like to soar like an eagle? What kind of thoughts does a snake think as it moves? There are so many things we do not know and cannot know.
So? It certainly gives us something to look forward to in eternity. This morning I was looking at the forest around me and thinking about how glorious it is but how dull it will be compared to the glories of eternity. I don’t understand. I can’t understand. Now. But then? It is something to look forward to.