The Faith I Live By


Mysteries We Cannot Fathom, January 8

A Divinely Inspired Book

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! Romans 11:33. FLB 14.1

The Word of God, like the character of its divine Author, presents mysteries that can never be fully comprehended by finite beings.... FLB 14.2

If it were possible for created beings to attain to a full understanding of God and His works, then, having reached this point, there would be for them no further discovery of truth, no growth in knowledge, no further development of mind or heart. God would no longer be supreme; and men, having reached the limit of knowledge and attainment, would cease to advance. Let us thank God that it is not so. God is infinite; in Him are “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:3. And to all eternity men may be ever searching, ever learning, and yet they can never exhaust the treasures of His wisdom, His goodness, and His power.29Steps to Christ, 106-109. FLB 14.3

In the natural world we are constantly surrounded with mysteries that we cannot fathom.... Should we then be surprised to find that in the spiritual world also there are mysteries that we cannot fathom? 30Steps to Christ, 106, 107. FLB 14.4

The mysteries of the Bible ... are among the strongest evidences of its divine inspiration. If it contained no account of God but that which we could comprehend; if His greatness and majesty could be grasped by finite minds, then the Bible would not, as now, bear the unmistakable evidences of divinity.... The more we search the Bible, the deeper is our conviction that it is the word of the living God, and human reason bows before the majesty of divine revelation.31Education, 170. FLB 14.5

Christ will lead the redeemed ones beside the river of life, and will open to them that which while on this earth they could not understand.32SDA Bible Commentary 5:1124. FLB 14.6

In the light that shines from the throne, mysteries will disappear, and the soul will be filled with astonishment at the simplicity of the things that were never before comprehended.33Testimonies for the Church 8:328. FLB 14.7