“You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?
You will indeed drink the cup that I drink, and with the baptism I am baptized with you will be baptized; but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared.”
Mark 10:38-40 (NKJV)
Archive for May 16, 2014
“Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who became His counselor? Or who has first given to Him that it might be paid back to him again? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.” Romans 11:33-36 (NASB)
God is sovereign. His judgments are unsearchable; His ways are unfathomable. I cannot explain the sovereignty of God–if I could explain God, then I would be as big as my God.
I am glad I cannot explain God. The God I serve is much bigger, much greater, much more powerful than I. I would not want a God whom I could fully understand–because if my poor mind could comprehend God, then God would be a very small God. But–God is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent; His judgments are unsearchable, His ways are unfathomable.
Man has split the atom; he flies faster than the speed of sound, has put a man on the moon, cloned animals. But there is one thing man will never do: He will never put God in a test tube and analyze God in a laboratory–God’s grace is beyond man’s understanding. Man could never understand how God could love wretched creatures such as we are, and permit His Son to die for us. It is impossible for man to understand how Jesus Christ loved a whole world full of sinners, and laid His life down willingly, that we might be saved.
God’s mercy has been extended to sinners through the sacrificial death of Jesus on the cross. The only way that you or I or any other person will ever stand before God to hear Him say, “Well done; enter into the joys of thy Lord,” will be on the merit of Jesus’ shed blood.