Isaiah 55:8-9 – Humbled

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

(Isaiah 55:8-9 ESV)

God is big; we are small. God is perfect; we are not. God is all-powerful; we are weak. God is never ending; we have but a few years on the earth he created.

God is beyond us, like the end of the universe is beyond the earth. Trillions of light years separate the boundary of limitless space and bright burning stars, yet it all falls under God’s hand. We should be careful to remember this when we speak of Him.

When we talk of God, we should make certain we understand that we can never fully understand Him. Yes, He has revealed Himself to us, but only in part.

When we think of God, we should remember that His “thoughts are not [our] thoughts”, and “neither are [our] ways [His] ways.”

There should be a humility in us when we think or speak of God, a deep reverence that knows He is beyond us in every way. This respect, if held rightly, won’t lead us further from God, but closer.

It will do so because we will ask with the Psalmist, “What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You care for him?” (Psalm 8:4)

There is nothing God gets from us that He can’t get better from Himself, yet, He still loves and pursues us. God is definitely love, and this makes us want to know and be amazed by Him.

Be humbled by the grandeur and selfless love of our God who is beyond our full comprehension.

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