Jehovah’s extreme superiority to humanity is seen in Paul’s declaration that God “is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20). God’s thoughts are not our thoughts and our ways are not His ways (Isaiah 55:8); in fact, they are not even close—for “as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9). There is much about God that our feeble minds will never be able to fully grasp; therefore, “clouds and darkness surround Him” (Psalm 97:2). What we decide to do with our limitations determines our earthly days and eternal destiny.
A fool trusts his limitations and thus believes only those things that he can fully comprehend. That is why an atheist—living in the self-imposed prison of empiricism—will always be a fool (Psalm 14:1). How dark. How dank. How dreary.
How different is the perspective of Biblical theism! “The Lord reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad! Clouds and darkness surround Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne” (Psalm 97:1-2). Rather than living by faith in my many limitations, the child of God chooses to live by faith in the limitless One.
Even though a comprehensive knowledge of Jehovah is humanly impossible, these three facts about Jehovah must be embrace wholeheartedly:
- Jehovah is sovereign. The “Lord, is most high above all the earth; He is “exalted far above all gods” (Psalm 97:9). Regardless of the amount of rebellion generated against Him, no coup will ever overthrow the Sovereign One. Every enemy of His will be crushed in defeat.
- As Sovereign, Jehovah reigns upon an immovable throne. “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne” (Psalm 97:2). Those two pillars which undergird His throne endure from everlasting to everlasting.
- As the righteous Sovereign, Jehovah “preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked” (Psalm 97:10). Therefore, “rejoice in the Lord, you righteous and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name” (Psalm 97:12).
By rebelling against Jehovah and His immovable throne, life will be lived in a dark prison of despair. By obeying Jehovah, life can be lived in the sunlight of righteousness with gladness (Psalm 97:11).
Where do you live?