Romans 11, 33-36.
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? For of him and through him, and unto him, are all things. To him be the glory for ever. Amen.”

One of the things about humans is how many think they can comprehend God or the things of God. How can finite, fragile man begin to understand the characteristics of God. Who can explain His omnipotence, or who can describe His omnipresence. How about His eternal nature or even the concept of the trinity. Who can describe the oneness of The Lord being expressed in three persons. Who has known the mind of The Lord or who can explain Him with words. Martin Luther spoke about the unspeakable nature of our God in his comments on the trinity.

“And although I have, on other occasions, taught and written on this topic fully and frequently enough, still I must say a few words in general concerning it here. True, it is not choice German, nor has it a pleasing sound, when we designate God by the word “Dreifaltigkeit” (nor is the Latin, Trinitas, more elegant); but since we have no better term, we must employ these. For, as I have said, this article (the trinity) is so far above the power of the human mind to grasp, or the tongue to express, that God, as the Father of his children, will pardon us when we stammer and lisp as best we can, if only our faith be pure and right. By this term, however, we would say that we believe the divine majesty to be three distinct persons of one true essence. This is the revelation and knowledge Christians have of God: they not only know him to be one true God, who is independent of and over all creatures, and that there can be no more than this one true God, but they know also what this one true God in his essential, inscrutable essence is.”

It is only when The Lord gives you a glimpse of who He is that we begin to see how little we really know. Our natural tendency is to be a “know it all” and think we understand spiritual truth. It is only when we are born again that we catch a glimpse of His greatness. Only then can you begin to see how little we know about this unspeakable God. The baptism with the Spirit even increases our dilemma. The more we see of Him, the greater He becomes in our eyes. This is what happened to the disciples of The Lord. Gradually, they began to see who Jesus really was. Like Peter said when his nets began to rip with the incredible harvest of fish, “depart from me, I am a sinful man”.

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    Hallelujah, Lord, Holy Spirit, teach me more of your wonders.
    Have a great day Pastor Frank, with Love

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