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09/03/14

Permalink 10:45:00 pm, by Pastor Plagenz Email , 397 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Devotions

How Unsearchable His Judgments

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to play a game of chess with God?  I don't know how much you know about chess, but it's a game of thinking and strategy.  There are all kinds of different pieces, and they all move in different ways.  The bishop moves diagonally, and the rook moves straight.  The object of the game is to trap your opponent's king.  When you're playing, you are trying to think two, or three, or four moves ahead so that you can catch your opponent in a trap.

So imagine playing that game with God.  It would be over before we knew what hit us.  God would have known all of His moves before we moved our first pawn.  In fact, He would have also known all of our moves.  After the game was over , can we imagine saying to God, "When You moved Your knight to take my bishop, I think that was a bad move"?  That's silly!  All His moves would be wisely planned out for a perfect purpose.

That being said, why do we sometimes say to God, "When You did this in my life, I think that was a bad move"?  We know why we say it.  We say it because bad things happen in our lives.  We wish they wouldn't happen to us, and we think it would be better if God didn't let them happen to us.  However, Paul reminds us in Romans 11 of how wise and loving our God is.  He writes:

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!  How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!  Who has know the mind of the Lord?  Or who has been his counselor?  Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?  For from him and through him and to him are all things.  To him be the glory forever! Amen.  (Verses 33-36)

 God's wisdom is so far above ours that we can't even imagine it.  His love is so great that we can't comprehend how He could give us all things, even His only Son.  When we consider all that He has given to us and all He does through us, all we can say is, "To You be the glory!"  God asks us to trust His wisdom and His love.  Lord help us to do this.

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