Summary: “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts. I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works.” (Psalm 145:3-5).
Sermon Writer - James Dina
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GOD DOES UNSEARCHABLE THINGS
JOB 5:9 “Who does great things, and unsearchable, Marvelous things without number”
God’s wonders are supernatural acts beyond human understanding. Through extraordinary signs, the God of wonders demonstrates His limitless power, His inescapable presence, His divine protection, and His sovereign purposes. These marvelous works by the God of wonders are unique displays of divine power that go far beyond human ability and power. God has done great things and shall do great things for ever. All His works are full of order and comeliness: He does His work exquisitely. Even His works, that man see as nothing and deformed, are full of orders. His works are unsearchable.
Man loves to search for new things. Great explorers such as Christopher Columbus searched for new lands. Great scientists like Albert Einstein researched to explain great scientific mysteries. Great inventors like Thomas Edison sought and discovered new devices which have enable man to enjoy modern conveniences. But there are some things that are far beyond the research capabilities of human investigations. Yet, they are understandable to the believing heart because these unsearchable things are near to the heart of God, who made us in His image. Job said, “As for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause, who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number (Job 5:8-9). “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable” (Psalm 145:3). “There is no searching of his understanding” (Isaiah 40:28) “Great is our Lord and of great power: His understanding is infinite” (Psalm 147:5). There is far more to be discovered concerning God and His great creation than all the scientists can ever hope to discover in this life. However, those who love Him will have an eternity of time to search out the majestic complexities of His infinite universe, for “eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:9-10).
God’s greatness is unsearchable. The vastness of the greatness of God is like the universe and just seems to go on and on. David was in awe of God’s greatness and he meditated upon it often. He also believed all should declare God’s greatness to the coming generations: “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts. I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works. Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, and I will declare Your greatness” (Psalm 145:3-6).
Unsearchable imply the search of those things which are most abstract and secret; just like the heart, which only the Lord can search (Jeremiah 17:15). The heart lies too low, not only for the eye but for the understanding of man. The foundations or deep places of the earth cannot be known except by deep searching. But Nobody can search the works of God nor search His Understanding (Isa 40:28).
There are some works of God, which are not to be searched into; they cannot be found by inquiry but they are to be adored by believing them. Many of his judgments are so unsearchable and it is not our duty to search into them. Romans 11:33 – “O the depth of the riches, both of the wisdom and knowledge of God” How unsearchable are his judgements”. As those unspeakable words, which Paul heard in the 3rd Heavens, are not lawful for man to utter (2 Corinthians 12:4), so the unsearchable judgements of God are not lawful for man to search. God can never be fully known. In His sovereign wisdom, God has chosen not to reveal some things: “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law” (Deuteronomy 29:29). Many would label it unloving for God to decide to withhold some information from his people. They wrongly believe God should reveal everything they may want to know. Yet, as with all good fathers, God’s wisdom leads him to refrain from answering all the questions His children ask him, and this contributes to His incomprehensibility. Such prying into the works of God, is as dangerous, as prying into the Ark of God (1 Samuel 6:19). It is more profitable for us, and more honourable to God, if we search our own secrets rather than God’s.
There are other works of God, which shouldn’t be searched, yet we may search them. It is our duty to study them, though we cannot find them. We may search and find many of the works of God with our senses; there are others which we cannot find, though we search for them with our reason and understanding. The mind of God is legible in many of His works, and we may read them without a comment or interpreter. His other works are mysterious and enigmatic.