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"Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is too high, I cannot attain to it."

-Psalm 139:6

Daniel foretold that in the end times “knowledge will increase”. Apparently that time must be near. Both the church and the world have no shortage of those wanting to make known their expertise. Someone commented that Google is like God; it knows everything. David would disagree because he knew that the full knowledge of the Lord was unattainable. Isaiah expressed the same thought when he penned, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” This same attitude is expressed by the hymn writer.

I know not why God’s wondrous grace to me He hath made known,
Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love redeemed me for His own.
I know not how this saving faith to me He did impart,
Nor how believing in His Word wrought peace within my heart.
I know not how the Spirit moves, convincing men of sin,
Revealing Jesus through the Word, creating faith in Him.

It is not essential for us to know all that God knows or to answer all the whys of this life. It is essential that we know the One who knows all. May we say with the Apostle Paul, “I know whom I have believed”. Be encouraged!

References: Psalm 139:6; Isaiah 55:9; “I Know Whom I Have Believed”, Daniel W. Whittle; 2 Timothy 1:12