Thursday, July 15, 2021

Orange Moon Thursday, July 15, 2021 "The Infinite and the Simple"

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…

"The Infinite and the Simple"

   God's truth stands as both sublimely simple and infinitely complex.  Perhaps the most telling indication of this dichotomy involves His very nature.  No more straightforward Biblical statement graces the pages of Scripture than the affirmation, "There is one God" (I Timothy 2:5).  However, the Bible also reveals three distinct Persons eternally dwelling in and as one God. 

    "Grace be with you, mercy and peace, from God the Father" (II John 1:3).
    "Unto the Son He saith, Thy throne, o God, is forever and ever" (Hebrews 1:8).
   "The Spirit of God hath made me" (Job 33:4).

   At once, the simple becomes the complex, while remaining simple.  This is exactly what we would expect from a God more wondrous than we can presently or eternally begin to imagine, but who in the Lord Jesus Christ revealed His nature in a way fathomable to human minds.  "The Word was God… The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us" (John 1:1; 14).  Our Creator exists in unapproachable light, but which nevertheless shines in the face of the Lord Jesus to make our approach possible and freely accessible (I Timothy 6:16; II Corinthians 4:6).  Again, all of God's truth bears this dual nature of the infinite and the simple.

    This confirms our axiom that we can ever know some.  We can ever know more.  But we can never know all.  This is true for today, which should lead us to heed our Lord's command and promise: "Call unto Me, and I will answer thee and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not" (Jeremiah 33:3).  The same will forever be true, which should thrill our hearts with anticipation of a forever that promises new glories of our Lord's inexhaustible character, nature, and way to be known, loved, and enjoyed.  "His greatness is unsearchable" (Psalm 145:3).

   Some of God's truth presents itself in a ways a child can understand.  That same truth, however, casts the most godly and brilliant among us to their faces in awed wonder.  Again, this is exactly what we should expect from a God such as the Bible reveals and exalts.  Let us then rejoice that He can be known.  And let us rejoice that He can never be fully known.  Both truths beckon us to call upon our Lord in the certainty that His glorious light will at once illuminate and blind us.  Nothing should more thrill our hearts!

"In Thy light shall we see light."
(Psalm 36:9)
"And He said, Thou canst not see My face: for there shall no man see Me, and live."
(Exodus 33:20)

Weekly Memory Verse
   "When Thou saidst, Seek ye My face, my heart said unto Thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek."
 (Psalm 27:8)






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