The Knowability of God

“It is not only true that we can never fully understand God; it is also true that we can never fully understand any single thing about God… Thus, we may know something about God’s love, power, wisdom and so forth. But we can never know His love completely or exhaustively. We can never know His power exhaustively. We can never know His wisdom exhaustively, and so forth. In order to know any single thing about God exhaustively we would have to know it as He Himself knows it. That is, we would have to know it in its relationship to everything else about God and in its relationship to everything else about creation throughout all eternity! We can only exclaim with David,’Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is too high, I cannot attain it’ (Ps. 139:6)… It means that we will never be able to know ‘too much’ about God, for we will never run out of things to learn about Him, and we will thus never tire in delighting in the discovery of more and more of His excellence and of the greatness of His works.”

Systematic Theology, “Chapter 10: The Knowability of God,” p.150

Whatever happens, God’s ways are infinitely higher, infinitely better than anything I could possibly dream of.

I love this.

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