In Solomon’s attempt to comprehend wisdom, he finally had to admit that neither he nor any other man could completely understand divine wisdom and understanding. (Ecclesiastes 8:17) That’s because God’s ways are incomprehensible…His understanding unfathomable…His infinite skill, insight, and purity beyond what our human brain can take in. But that shouldn’t in anyway discourage or dishearten us today. Remember back to when you were very young and had absolute trust in your parents. Your confidence in them didn’t depend on your understanding every situation, but rather on your faith that they would love and take care for you. We don’t have to know God’s ways…we just need to trust and have faith that He will direct us on the right path.
God is always on time and always at the proper moment. His creative activity is unfailingly right on time…never too early, never too late. That’s because He knows all events that have transpired in the past as well as all things that will occur in the future. Romans 11:33 says that the depth of wisdom and knowledge of God is incomprehensible, and Job echoed this sentiment when he asked, “Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of The Almighty?” (Job 11:7) So even though we are totally incapable of understanding all this, we can grasp the idea that God has set eternity in our hearts…filling that “God-shaped” void by His Son, Jesus Christ, who came and died for our sins that we may have the gift of eternal life.