What is God Doing? #8

Saturday, January 12, 2019

“Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know? The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea” (Job 11:7-9 KJV).

What exactly is God doing? Can we say? Or, must we remain clueless?

In Ephesians chapter 3, concluding the first half of the Book, the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul wrote: “[13] Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. [14] For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, [15] Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, [16] That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; [17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, [18] May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; [19] And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”

The chapter ends with a marvelous doxology, an expression of praise to Father God: “[20] Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, [21] Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” Paul cannot help but grow enthusiastic as he thinks on the wonderful doctrine he has just penned! He has uttered a prayer for mature saints, and it is no coincidence that that prayer corresponds to today’s Scripture—Job being written some 1,500 years earlier, and approximately 3,500 years from our day.

What today’s Scripture says cannot be known of God, the completed Bible canon says we can know of God. We need not wonder, groping around in sheer spiritual darkness, fumbling and stumbling, hoping to get a little nugget of truth here and see a speck of light there. Nay, we know perfectly well what God is doing….

Our latest Bible Q&A: “Was Priscilla ‘lead teacher in her family?’

NOTE: Dear Saints, the two introductory videos to our Old Testament Survey Project are now online and ready to watch! Click here. Remember to bookmark this link because this is where all our OT videos will be filed away in the coming months! Praise our Lord Jesus Christ!