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Jun 10, 2018

Knowability and Incomprehensibility of God

Knowability and Incomprehensibility of God

Speaker: Will Pavone

Series: God Is

Category: Sunday Worship

I. The Incomprehensibility of God II. The Knowability of God

Title: The Knowability &

Incomprehensibility of God

 

33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! 34 For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? 35 Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid? 36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. Romans 11:33-36

 

I. The Incomprehensibility of God

II. The Knowability of God

 

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance? It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in; who brings princes to nothing, and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness. 

 

To whom then will you compare me, that I should be like him? says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? [stars] He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name; by the greatness of his might and because he is strong in power, not one is missing. Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. Isaiah 40:12, 23-26, 28

 

Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand? Job 26:14

 

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness no one can fathom. Psalm 145:3

 

Psalm 145:3 His greatness is unsearchable

 

Psalm 147:5 His understanding is beyond

measure

 

Psalm 139:6 His knowledge is too wonderful for

me; I cannot attain it

Ephesians 3:19 (His love) ...surpasses knowledge

 

Philippians 4:7 (His peace) ...surpasses 

all understanding

 

Isaiah 55:9 [God says] my ways (are) higher than

your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

 

II. The knowability of God

 

And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. John 17:3

 

19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made... Romans 1:19-20a

 

21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God... Romans 1:21-23a

 

20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. 1 John 5:20

 

All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Matthew 11:27

 

Thus says the Lord:Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, 

24 but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord. Jeremiah 9:23-24