Understanding God

(What Do You Not Understand About God)

“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” 1 John 5:7
I Kenya,
“Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.” Revelation 1:2
“He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” Matthew 11:15

Someone came up to me and asked me, “What do you not understand about God?”  The question seems very simple, but to some, it may be very complex.  A lot of answers started flooding my mind, but there is only one true answer to the question.  To give a better understanding of my thoughts of God, I told them this…

I have sat and I have watched, listened, touched, felt, and tasted things of the earth. I have pondered and asked God for an understanding of these things, His ways of doing them, and why the powers at be comes to this, or comes to that. Why do we feel as if we are standing still, while the whole earth is continuously in motion? Why do all the depth of waters not break free, and engulf all the land? He has been gracious, and has given insight on several things. “O Lord, how manifold are thy work! In wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.” Psalms 104:24

But, I do not understand God…

I do not understand why the sun rises in the east, and why it sets in the west. I do not understand why the wind blows and where it goes once it has blown in a certain place, and why it never rests. I do not understand why there is more water than there is land, and how people fearlessly travel the depths of the seas, and the many miles of it that have not even been discovered yet…

I read and pondered over the things. Solomon said, ”The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose. 6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits. 7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.” Ecclesiastes 1:5-7. I do know that God, “He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11

But, I still do not understand God…

I do not understand the delicacy of the unfolding of a rose; the time, and the precision.  Then when I consider their beauty, and all their glory they begin to fade within a moment’s notice.  I do not understand how the grass comes up one day, and withers away the next.    I do not understand how babies are formed inside the mother’s womb; how it knows when to grow, or to comprehend that man’s time upon the earth is liken that of the grass of the field and that his life is as delicate and precious as the rose.

 I read and pondered over all these things.  Scripture said, “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. Isaiah 40:7  “As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of here that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.” Ecclesiastes 11:5  Or, “As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. 16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.” Psalms 103:15-16  Jesus did say that the grass clothe the fields one day, and are place in the oven the next.   All these things I think, and all my thoughts I have thought.  I have even looked at His ways in comparison to my ways.  I do know that God said, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways saith the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9     

But I still do not understand God…

Then I thought what Solomon thought.  I asked God for wisdom!  “And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.” Ecclesiastes 1:13  Then I read, and liked what Paul said, “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgements, and his ways past finding out! 34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been his counsellor? 35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? 36 For of him, and through him, and to him are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.” Romans 11:33-36

But, to answer your question, of “What do I understand about God?” I would have to take an excerpt from “Songs of Myself, 48,” from the famous poet Walt Whitman. He said, “I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least.”

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