Devotional Thought for Today – 12/05/2022

Psalm 145

Psalm CONTEXT from MHCC: David extols the power, goodness, and mercy of the Lord. (1-9) The glory of God’s kingdom, and his care of those that love him. (10-21)

Yesterday in adult Sunday school our teacher had the unenviable task of trying to give the class the readers’ digest version of the difference between the Triune God being an eternal Self-Existent being (theological term Aseity of God) and mankind the opposite. As the discussion came around to the doctrine known as Divine Simplicity, some folks asked about the “modern” view of some who disagree with this. Of course, there was also the look of bewilderment on some faces as this whole subject is way beyond the understanding of most of us.

Let me make it clear that we could spend a year of daily writing and only scratch the surface of the mountain of information these subjects can cover and I am not attempting that here. However, there are two things to consider, our church is a conventional church, and it adheres to the 2LBC 1689. Chapter 2.1 of the confession makes pretty clear the stance of the Trinity would agree with both Aseity and Divine Simplicity. Another such document is the WCF from our Presbyterian friends likewise Chapter 2.1 says nearly identical wording and fully supports said doctrine.

This brings me to our verse for today, in describing God both confessions of faith use the word incomprehensible. The scripture reference is our text for today. It is wise for a man to realize that he can not fully understand God, and should not get wrapped up in end fighting over minutia. Do I think these doctrines are important, absolutely, I want a God far greater than anything man is capable of being, thinking, etc. If our God is no greater than you or me in part or whole why worship Him?

Do I understand everything about God? NOWAY, and that my friends is the beauty of the Bible and the indwelling Holy Spirit we are never too old to learn the things God will reveal to us. For the other stuff:

Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised, And His greatness is [so vast and profound as to be] unsearchable [incomprehensible to man].


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