Christian Devotions

Finite or Infinite

Focus verse: Ecclesiastes 11:5

As you do not know the path of the wind,
or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb,

so you cannot understand the work of God,
the Maker of all things.

As we study, we can succumb to the arrogance of the intellect. That is the spirit that says I’m as smart as anybody else. Anything anyone else knows, I can know, too. We are treading on thin ice here.

Lets go back the garden. The arrogance of the intellect was what got Eve into trouble in the first place. Look at the progression of the original sin. (Genesis 3:1-6)

The serpent was crafty. He started with a question: Did God really say…?
Eve answered him with God’s words, and then the serpent called God a liar. What gall!
And Eve, with the arrogance of learning something new, believed the father of lies.

Man, who had been given dominion over this world, ceded that dominion to the father of lies. And the world has never been the same.

We are in danger of believing that same lie. That God isn’t big enough; we can be in charge. When that happens, the enemy can tempt us to all kinds of wrong and foolish actions.

We need to remember that God is more than we can understand. There is no way we can wrap our finite little minds around all the wisdom and knowledge of an infinite God.

Father, God,

Keep us hungry for more of you and less of the world’s “wisdom.” Lead us to study to show ourselves approved in knowledge of Your ways and keep us from the “wisdom” of this world.

In Jesus’ most precious name.
Amen.

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