The Only Way You’ll Know God
Your way was in the sea, Your path in the great waters, and Your footsteps were not known. Psalm 77:19
Visiting the Sea of Galilee is an unforgettable experience. The Lord Jesus walked on the water there, but you cannot see His footsteps. When a wagon goes across land, it leaves a trail, but when a boat goes through the ocean, it leaves no trail.
In this passage in Psalms, what is God saying? That we can never know Him only by studying the history of what He has done. His ways are mysterious. Isaiah 55:8-9 says, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”
But we can know His ways, for He says in Psalm 103:7, “He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.” And in Micah 4:2 we find, Many nations shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.” For out of Zion the law shall go forth, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
You can try to make sense of God with all your ingenuity, creativity, and intelligence, but God says we will never know Him that way. We have to lay our intellect in the dust and say to God, “Show me Your ways.”
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