Losing the Mystery
"If any man will do his will, he shall know . . . whether it be of God." (John 7:17)
We may be sure we are gaining spiritually when we discover there is a sense of divine mystery running throughout all of the kingdom of God!
I am aware that there are teachers in various Christian circles who pretend to know everything about God. They will quickly answer any question you may have about God, His creation, His judgments. They end up taking the mystery out of life and the mystery out of worship. When they have done that, they have taken God out as well!
Their cleverness and glibness may well betray a lack of the divine awe within the human spirit—awe and adoration, silent and wonderful, that breathes a whisper, “Oh Lord God, Thou knowest!”
In Isaiah we see clearly what happens to a person in the mystery of the Presence. Overpowered within His own being, Isaiah can only confess, “I am a man of unclean lips!” (6:5). A person who has sensed what Isaiah sensed will never be able to joke again about “The Someone up there who likes me.”
Lord, if we pause long enough to seriously reflect upon Your divine nature, our finite minds will not be able to fathom the extent of Your infinite greatness. Our God is an awesome God! Praise Him!