It is good to ponder God and His mysteries. The wise King Solomon wrote: “It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.” That is from Proverbs chapter 25, verse 2. And there’s so much we don’t know about Him―and so much He wants us to know. And the process of seeking to understand turns our hearts and minds toward Him―if our attitudes are right.
You see, there is, also, so much we’ll never understand. Because He is God, and we are not. And if we struggle with that fact, it can get in the way of relationship with Him. If we demand to know, if we demand clarity and certainty, and withhold ourselves until we get to them. If we wait to engage with God until we wrestle all mystery to the ground. Then our questioning turns to pride and cynicism and will turn our hearts and minds away from Him.
But if we’re willing to move forward, to engage with God, to trust a bit, even when we don’t know everything, then relationship can begin and flourish. He can work with that. But that takes humility. It takes some surrender. It takes a willingness to appreciate and to embrace mystery and wonder―not a desire to conquer them.
Are you okay with that? Are you okay with not knowing everything?
Listen to “The Right and Wrong Questions for God.”