Saturday, May 11, 2019

Unlimited Understanding - Martin Wiles

The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. Isaiah 40:28 NLT

Why did…? How many are there…? What does ______ mean? The questions often come quicker than kernels of popcorn responding to heat.

Middle schoolers can have a bucketful of questions. Some more than others. The super inquisitive ones always have questions—multiple times during the class. I don’t have any trouble answering the questions related to what I teach them, English, but they expect me to know it all. Math. Science. History. 

Fortunately, I have resources teachers didn’t have when I was growing up. I call it god with a little g, but it’s really Google. If I want to know something, I Google it. When a student asks me something I don’t know, I do the same. 

Having information at my fingertips is wonderful—having lived on the previous side of the information age when I actually had to go to a library and find books on what I wanted to know. Or use an encyclopedia. 

But some things even Google doesn’t know. We have a Google home, and some questions I ask receive the response, “I’m sorry. I can’t help you with that.” The God with the big G doesn’t have that problem. As Isaiah proclaimed, no one can measure the depths of His understanding. 

If God is the creator of all things and people, it stands to reason He has enough wisdom and understanding to control what He has created. Not only can He control it, but He also can know the minute details of what He has created. Scientists, mathematicians, and archaeologists may study for thousands of years to figure out what God already knows. 

Believing God has such understanding makes it easy to believe He can give me the wisdom I need to face life and the daily circumstances that make it up. Consulting other sources—counselors, scholarly books, people—might not necessarily be wrong, but He is the ultimate source who’ll never steer me wrong. Others are finite; God is infinite.

Nor does God ever tire—or sleep. Lack of sleep affects my mental capacities. Insomnia doesn’t bother God. He doesn’t need sleep. Neither does He tire of me coming to Him with questions. Sometimes mine fire off as quickly as my Middle Schooler’s do. 

When you need wisdom and understanding, go straight to the Source where it’s found.

Tweetable: What resources do you get your knowledge from?

Prayer: Father, we thank You for Your willingness to share Your wisdom and understanding with us.

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