I knew it was never going to fair well when I was struggling to keep up in the first five minutes.
Reference: v.29 All this also comes from the Lord Almighty,
whose plan is wonderful,
whose wisdom is magnificent. (TNIV Bible)
Explore: Have you ever sat through a lecture where the words seemed to fly so far over your head you could hardly make them out?
During my years at university there were many lectures that had this effect on me (usually in my Psychology Statistics classes!!). I knew it was never going to fair well when I was struggling to keep up in the first five minutes. By the end of the 60-minute lecture I would strain just to learn one piece of information.
I work hard at being an intellectual thinker, however, once I am lost I struggle to find my way through the big words and complicated concepts. This may happen at a lecture, during a conversation, or even when I read the Bible.
Application: There are many complicated aspects to our lives. The world is filled with things that we will never fully be able to comprehend.
Let’s be honest, even God is beyond our understanding (that’s what makes Him God!). But He does not want to be unobtainable. That’s where our faith comes into it.
When we commit our lives to God we are saying that we put our future in His hands. It doesn’t mean that we check our brains out at the door and stupidly follow.
It does mean that we trust that God has the wisdom to hold our futures and as we journey with Him, together, we learn more about Him, more about ourselves, and ultimately how God would have us live.
Prayer: Lord, our desire is to live for You. May our wisdom grow closer to Yours so that we may know You more and learn how to live as You would have us live. Amen.
What do you find hard to understand? What do you think God’s wisdom would say about it?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.