The phrase “God is incomprehensible” speaks to man’s understanding of an infinite, all-powerful Being. This may be one of the reasons that we must have a relationship with Him that is based completely on faith. Faith in this context could be described as a desperate reach out to draw near to something that we cannot fully understand, comprehend, or even fully interact with due to His indescribable holiness.
Romans 11:33 says,” O the depth of the riches and the wisdom and knowledge of God! How inscrutable are his judgments! How unsearchable are his ways!”
By saying this, Paul is illustrating that man will never fully comprehend what or who YHVH is.
Directly after the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20 verse 22 through 24, YHVH tells the children of Israel,
“Adonai said to Moshe, ‘Here is what you are to say to the people of Isra’el: ‘You yourselves have seen that I spoke with you from heaven. You are not to make with me gods of silver, nor are you to make gods of gold for yourselves. For me you need make only an altar of earth; on it you will sacrifice your burnt offerings, peace offerings, sheep, goats and cattle. In every place where I cause my name to be mentioned, I will come to you and bless you.’”
Idolatry is many things and one of those things is our weak attempt to take the spiritual realm and make it physical.
I have said before that if you have a God that you fully understand, you actually have an idol.
God did not want the children of Israel to make an image of Him to be like anything on the planet. He only commanded that an altar be built. In this way, He stays above the consciousness of man and remains a spirit.
“My Father has handed over everything to me. Indeed, no one fully knows the Son except the Father, and no one fully knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.” (Matthew 11: 27 CJB)
This is yet another verse that proves to me that Yeshua is deity and when I try to fully comprehend the aspects of this, I inevitably have to forgive myself because of my humanness. I believe in faith what the Messiah said and faith is the life's blood our relationship with this omnipotent Being.
Despite our intellectual, philosophical, and theological shortcomings, 1 John tells us exactly how we can come to know God and His Messiah:
“The way we can be sure we know him is if we are obeying his commands.” (1 John 2: 3 CJB)
John then goes on to tell us that we have known Him from the beginning (1 John 2: 12-14 CJB).
In saying this with the context of verse 3 of 1 John 2, the beginning of time is found in the Torah and therefore God has revealed His attributes through His word. Yet, we are promised that we will see God and the Messiah revealed when His Kingdom comes.
1 Peter 4:13” Rather, to the extent that you share the fellowship of the Messiah’s sufferings, rejoice; so that you will rejoice even more when his Sh’khinah is revealed.”
At this point in human existence, we cannot fully comprehend God except by how He reveals Himself. One day we will see Him and know Him more fully. So now, let us be humble in His presence and among our brothers and sisters. Let us think, behave, and interact with one another with the mindset that we are forgiven by an unspeakable presence and have been offered grace straight from His hand.
What is even more incomprehensible to me, even more than who He is, is that He offered grace to me. He entered time and space and died for me. He chose to provide a way for me to dwell in His presence every day and to walk toward His Kingdom.
This is incomprehensible.
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