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, May 1, 2019

God Is a Negative Square Root

(Proverbs 1:26 KJV)  I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

It is very hard for us as humans to come close to understanding God.  Just making a list of the “omni’s” should give us a clue:  Omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent....  We can say the words and on a good day I can even spell them but they simply point out how far beyond our comprehension God is. 

That’s okay.  You don’t need to understand something for it to have meaning.  All you need to do is get into high school mathematics.  I recently talked about infinity as being incomprehensible to the human mind.  How about the square root of a negative number?  Such a thing cannot exist but it is routine in some math computations. 

Here we have the God that we like to keep in our little box tell us that He will laugh at us when we try to play games with our sin.  What happened to “gentle Jesus, meek and mild”?  To paraphrase from Princess Bride, “I am not sure you know the meaning of those words.”

So?  Don’t let go of the words we can understand:  Repent, forgive, confess, trust, obey....  They will help us deal with things that are beyond our ken:  Grace, regeneration and God Himself.

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