12 thoughts on “July 5, 2021

  1. The conclusion of verse 17 coupled with the picture of a library overflowing with books, a record of man’s knowledge brought to mind the words God spoke to Job in Chapter 38- “Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me. Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.” (verses 2-4) Often when I turn on the news or open a textbook with a secular worldview, I marvel at how audaciously certain we humans are in our knowledge, theories, ideologies drawn from human wisdom not gleaned from God’s counsel. How arrogant we can be in believing we know than humbly coming before Him seeking knowledge, wisdom, and insight. One of my favorite scientists is George Washington Carver because he always went to the Lord in prayer before beginning his work in the Laboratory. With anything he discovered or learned, Carver gave full credit to God.

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  2. Thank you Beth for this very insightful explanation of the verse, supporting Biblical truths from the Book of Job, and an example of how we should acknowledge GOD in what we do, through the life’s testimony of George Washington Carver. Scientists, like Carver, who involved JESUS CHRIST in their scientific endeavors are astounding for GOD’s sole glory. Making JESUS part of our life as Savior and Lord GOD is something we should aim for in this sanctified life.
    Planet Earth alone has so many pockets of knowledge and reliable information that it is impossible to count. True, having known a chunk of these pockets or even a school of thought can make us confidently arrogant; not knowing that it is all made possible because of the hand of our Creator GOD who created the entire universe by His Word and ordained things to happen, discovered, or to be written for His ultimate glory. No matter how fast we read and process information we (not even a so advance computer speed) can never know all what GOD has done to this planet alone; let alone comprehend. GOD’s wisdom, knowledge, and judgement is so deep, rich, and unsearchable (Romans 11:33). But we can trust, believe, and have faith in GOD, in JESUS CHRIST whose love, taking cue from Ephesians 3:19, “surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (ESV). Blessings to you and your family! Regards to your Labrador!
    Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright 2001
    by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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  3. This is such an important passage that shows the limitation of man’s knowledge. As believers we need to know that…and trust in God with what we do not know and what we do know!

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    1. Amen! You are definitely right! It all boils down to trusting GOD on what He revealed to us as we cannot absorbed nor processed all information there is available in our planet alone. Those Truths that we know of our Triune GOD and salvation should draw us closer to Him. Blessings to you and your family!

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      1. Amen to this: ” Those Truths that we know of our Triune GOD and salvation should draw us closer to Him.” I think of Deut 29:29 in light of your post and comment!

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    1. Thank you for the reference and indeed, GOD made foolish the wisdom of the world. Grateful to GOD for His direction on the selection of graphics. Blessings to you and your family!

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