MAN’S KNOWLEDGE/UNDERSTANDING PALES COMPARED TO GOD’S
Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth? Tell me, if you know all this. —Job 38:18
The most intelligent people who have ever lived have to answer this question— “Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth?” — with a “no” if they are honest. Our world is vast and as long as we have been here on the planet, there is so much still to learn. So yes, to those who think they are “know it alls” — how do you answer that question? Any intellectually honest person would have to answer that question with a “no, I don’t know it all.”
So, that being the case, and it is, then how can some say “there is no God?” (Psalm 14:1). I recently asked a person if they knew everything about everything everywhere at this present time. Of course, they had to say “no.” So, I said, “then there is a possibility that God does exist, but you just don’t know it. He said, “Yes, that is true.” Actually,
“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.” —Romans 1:18-21
There are those who suppress the truth, and they do this by their wickedness and are impacted in their thinking. Their thinking becomes futile and it is darkened. The light of the obvious they cannot see and “must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will” (II Timothy 2:25-26).
So, what is obvious to us, fellow follower of Jesus, brother and sister in Him, is not obvious to those who do not know Him. But… they do not have an excuse for not believing because God has made it plain to them by His Creation. But, again, people suppress the truth by their wickedness. That is how they live and “they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly” (II Peter 3:5-7). Theirs is a deliberate forgetfulness!
Elaine and I were recently talking with our server at a restaurant. She mentioned she went to school for biology and how that was really hard because she never could believe in evolution. It doesn’t make sense to her. Now, she was not a follower of Jesus, but she saw in creation that there was another answer. She was very open, tool a Gospel of John, thanked us and said she would read it. Pray for Julia that she would come to an understanding of Who Jesus is and call on Him. Yes, Dear Father may this be so by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9elcbyTG53s There is much we do not understand, but You have given us all we need to know You exist and to call on Jesus to be saved (Romans 10:13). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYZw0dfLmLk&t=164s