The Indescribable God [Part 2]   Leave a comment

Psalm 139

Psalm 139

  • The God who sees

If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,”even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.”

If I tried to be in total absence of light to the point of not seeing myself, it would just mean that my eyes no longer capture the wavelength of the visible spectrum. I would be invisible to my eyes and eyes of others but not to God. David used light as an illustration to express that God sees us plainly no matter what we try to do. We make a difference between night and day because of the contrast of light intensity. Whether night or day, God’s view of us remains unaltered. How many times we behave like ostriches and conceive fake peace in our heart because our eyes no longer see the sins that our hands have concealed? O how miserable and sad it is to appease our conscience by hiding sins. God is acquainted with all our ways and our inclinations. We’re predictable to him, there’s not a sin we confess that God will be shocked by. God does not have retinas and lenses that will dim his view of us if the light intensity became naught. God knows perfectly well our soul and spirit. Not only our thoughts and desires are known to Him but also the roots of these thoughts and desires.

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” Hebrews 4:12

If by reading what God said in the scripture more than 2000 years ago, I still see my sins and feebleness rightly exposed today, then the God who communicated this chunk of infinite wisdom is unfathomable.

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!” Rom. 11:33

  • The God who creates

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.”

Since the beginning of this Psalm, David used illustrations that could not be described through superlative adjectives to express God’s omniscience and omnipresence. Here we see him use words like ‘wonderfully complex’ to describe that His wonderful deeds are beyond man’s comprehension. Our anatomy is perfectly delicate and marvelous. Who can create such a complex work if not an omnipotent God? I rarely use adjectives since I’m not easily impressed by things created by man. What man created has an initiation and follows by continuation or completion of this work. Inventions become more complex with the new technologies available and yet it is still possible to have experts to explain us all the logic behind those inventions. But what God created, experienced no evolution (since it was perfect) and yet the world experts joined together are unable to explain how man’s memory is stored, how consciousness operates and where dreams come from. I’m sometimes fascinated by the complexity of things and when a clue/explanation is found, they lose their intensity of interest. Not so with divine complexity. The more we dig, the more it enchains with unresolved enigmas. Because of pride, man prefers to classify as mysteries some legitimate questions instead of admitting that there is a God.

Man is unable to create brain cells,blood cells or reproductive cells. Scientists boast of being able to clone reproductive cells but is still unable to create one from mud. If ever man is able to create those cells, I would then suggest that he solves the penury of blood in hospitals by creating blood cells, console the childless parents by producing reproductive cells and give Alzheimer patients back their memory by regenerating brain cells. All this by using his OWN mud/raw material.

Out of nothing God meticulously created those micro-organism and macro-organism. David did not know the existence of cells and the discoveries of the 20th century but yet he realized that his anatomy was wonderful and complex. He praised God for the works of His hands. Before birth God knew us and before we lived it, He already recorded what we would do with the number of days He gave us.

We need not go to the ends of the earth for marvels, nor even across our own threshold; they abound in our own bodies.” C.H Spurgeon

 

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Posted September 2, 2014 by Cedric in My writings (English)

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