Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Orange Moon Tuesday, October 11, 2022 "How?"

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



    "How does He do it?" (or "did it?" or "will do it?).  

    I reference the living and true God of Scripture.  The questions could be asked about more things than we can imagine or contemplate, from His creating all things by merely speaking, to the ultimate fulfillment of His eternal purpose in the Lord Jesus Christ (despite so much lack of cooperation from the human race originally created in His image).  I find the latter point the most fascinating.  Indeed, as marvelous as "ex hilo" is (God's creation of something from nothing), the working of His ultimate intentions amid human - and devilish - rebellion speaks of even greater wonder.

   "Then cometh the end, when He shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign, till He hath put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For He hath put all things under His feet. But when He saith, all things are put under Him, it is manifest that He is excepted, which did put all things under Him. And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him that put all things under Him, that God may be all in all" (I Corinthians 15:24-28).

   Theologians, philosophers, and the man on the street have contemplated the synthesis of Divine and human interaction for time immemorial.  Only fools and stark raving madmen believe themselves to have found complete answers.  We can know enough to respond to God in an intelligent faith, as provided through the light of Scripture and the Holy Spirit's illumination. We can also be sure that our Lord works all things according to His character and nature of love, righteousness, holiness, justice, purity, goodness, grace, mercy, and the perfect integrity that guides His every action.  However, the inevitable success of God's ultimate purposes as fulfilled in a wayward creation leads more to wonder than understanding.  Again, how does He do that?  "Thou art the God that doest wonders" (Psalm 77:14).

   It is fine to ask our Heavenly Father "How?" with a reverent and respectful attitude.  Some answers will be forthcoming to those who diligently seek God and His truth (Jeremiah 33:3).  Many will remain hidden, however, including realities forever understood by our Lord only.  God is God.  We are not.  He must know all, and He does.  "His understanding is infinite" (Psalm 147:5).  We must know as much as possible, which can be much, but never will we approach a full comprehension of God's ways of wonder.  This is exactly as it must be, and should fill and thrill us with anticipation of an eternity wherein new discoveries and insights will forever amaze us.  The living and eternal God beckons us unto a journey into Himself and His light.  Let us determine to proceed as far as His heart and mind will take us, rejoicing in an adventure that, having begun, will never end.

"O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!  How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!"
(Romans 11:33)

Weekly Memory Verse    
   For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich."
(II Corinthians 8:9)


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