Psalm 119:13-44

“Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works. My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word! Put false ways far from me and graciously teach me your law! I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me.” (Psalm 119:27-30)

One of my younger brothers, Timothy, had a very difficult time grasping some aspects of math throughout elementary and middle school. I would remember him sitting at the computer trying to do his homework and getting so frustrated that he would throw his book across the room, almost it tears. He often thought of just giving up. He wanted to complete the task before him but didn’t have the knowledge or understanding to do so.

This is how I often feel towards God. Wanting knowledge, but not having it. I say “God, in all of your power and greatness you have given humanity the gift of life, and the gift of a personal relationship with you. Yet I lack the capability to ever understand the fullness of you and your greatness in this life. Why?”

Sometimes when we get caught up in our own understanding, we forget to humble ourselves, trust in God, and simply asks for his knowledge and understanding, which is so much greater than what we could ever attain on our own (Proverbs 3:5-6). David shows off this virtue beautifully by asking for God to help him understand God’s ways of thought. And by asking God for more knowledge of the himself, we are often lead to a deeper understanding ourselves, his creations.

(Peter could probably vouch for this) Just like some math equations never end, so does God’s infinite wisdom. And as we progress through life we learn more, but he still stands, infinite.

July 15, 2017