Out in the Deep End

Behold, God is great, and we know him not; the number of his years is unsearchable. (Job 36:26, ESV)

Did you ever go swimming in the deep end of the pool when you weren’t quite capable of it? Your head disappears under water only to emerge as you spit and sputter. As you realize your mistake, you quickly grasp for anything you can to anchor yourself.

That’s a little bit like Job felt when he encountered God. He had a small God who could only perform or act in a certain way. When the Creator of the Universe revealed himself to Job, our dear friend Job stepped out into the deep end.

Over the next few days, my posts will explore the character of God and will examine what scripture says about him. My hope is that as we take a fresh look at the glorious person of God our hearts will rise with the apostle Paul’s and say:

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. (Romans 11:33–36, ESV) 


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