I recently heard a teacher of the word of God make this statement, “If God is small enough for me to figure out, He will not be big enough for me to worship.” Are we as Christ followers sure about this and agree? Yes, we do! But yet, we often forget this truth and work to push forward in our own way. When we do this, where does it lead us? On a path of disappointment, frustration, and failure.
Let us first understand the reason why our God is not small enough for us to figure out, but big enough for us to worship:
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9, NIV)
What does it mean when it says higher? Listen to the question God asked His servant Job, “Can you discover the depths of God? Can you discover the limits of the Almighty?” (Job 11:7, NASB) Also consider the writing of the psalmist, “God is higher than anything and anyone, outshining everything you can see in the skies. Who can compare with God, our God, so majestically enthroned, Surveying his magnificent heavens and earth?” (Psalm 113:4-6, MSG)
When He says higher He is talking about God Himself, His nature, and His power! He is higher than anything else no matter what you compare Him with. Just as He is greater than anything and anyone, He is also superior in every way!
God Almighty is not someone we can figure out, nor can we understand or comprehend His ways. No human logic, no human common sense, or any human knowledge can explain the existence of God!
Therefore, according to this understanding, should we have any hesitation in bowing down before Him? We often bow and serve and worship the things of this world, even becoming slaves to them. But should we not bow to the One who has all authority in heaven and on earth? He loves us even to His death in order that we might have life and have it abundantly?
My dear friends and family, it is time for our hearts to be softened. This is not the season to live in worry and fear, but the season to seek the truth and stand firm on it! I recently heard a song named “Come and Dine”. I mentioned to my friends however that I would prefer the name “Come and Die” – come to Jesus, pick up the cross, and die to our own self. Nothing is better and there is no greater privilege than to serve, worship, and trust in the One true God who can give us everlasting life!
“Be still, and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46:10, ESV)