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The best way to enjoy our Christian faith is to pay attention and dig into God's Word because the depth of His knowledge will grant us the best of Him. Let us find out more!

Reference: Romans 11:33-36 New King James Version (NKJV) "Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become His counsellor?" "Or who has first given to Him and it shall be repaid to him?" For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen."

In part one, I mentioned about the riches of God's wisdom and knowledge and the vastness of His judgement and ways. The next line in referenced Scriptures says, "Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become His counsellor? Or who has first given to Him and it shall be repaid to him?

The first question says: Who has known the mind of the Lord? Here is what the question means: It is indirectly instructing us to give our hearts to the Scriptures because the Scriptures are the revealed mind of the Lord. Got it? To know the mind of the Lord is to study and meditate on the Word in order to gain its understanding. No wonder 1 Corinthians 2:16 says, 'For, "Who can know the LORD's thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?" But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ' (NLT). What must we understand? The Scriptures! And it's by the Spirit because 1st Corinthians 2:10-11 (ESV) says, "These things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For who knows a person's thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God."

The second question says: Who has become His counsellor? Here, it is like a parent asking his little child to instruct him on what would be for his good. And what a comfort it would be, if indeed, the child answered his expectation. However, God is not looking for a counsellor or mentor. He is not looking for a professional adviser who will listen to His concerns and provide Him with new perspectives or encourage Him to identify with new ways to deal with or tackle the problems He is facing. No! That's not what the question implies. In the first place, God does not entertain distressing thoughts and feelings like humans. So we can't afford to offer Him an advice or tools to enhance His wellbeing and developmental focus or prevent His destruction.

God is all-knowing and all-sufficient in everything and His sufficiency can never be extinguished or exhausted because He is more than enough and able to handle and supply all the needs and concerns of everything He created without needing our support, advice or counsel. We are the ones in need of His counsel and this is the reason He gave us the precious Holy Spirit to do so. This reminds us of John 16:13 (ESV) which reads, "When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come." So none of us is ever going to act as God's smart spiritual guide, instructing Him as a child or do Him such a favour that He will have to depend on our advice, probably accompanied with our prayers, to contribute to His personal benefits.

An abundance of evidential truths around us has gathered all spiritual and natural proof that no one can instruct God. We can only remind Him of His Word or promises. I understand that in Genesis 18:23-25, Abraham stepped forward and said to God, "Will you really sweep away the innocent with the guilty? What if there are fifty innocent people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not save the place for the sake of the fifty innocent people in it? It's not like you to do this, killing the innocent with the guilty as if there were no difference. It's not like you! Will the judge of all the earth not act justly?"…(CEB). Moreover, in this context, Abraham was simply pleading for mercy on behalf of the righteous in Sodom by reminding God of His compassion deeply rooted in His nature. Even so, Abraham pleaded according to God's Word which says, "I am the LORD, the King of Israel! Come argue your case with me. Present your evidence" (Isaiah 41:21 CEV). Stay tuned for part 3. Shalom!

Scripture Reading - Isaiah 40:13-15; Job 21:22; Matthew 11:27; 1 Corinthians 2:10-11.

Guided Prayer: LORD God, you are the great I am. You consult no one to enlighten you or teach you the right way. No human gave you wisdom, taught you knowledge, or showed you the path of understanding. For these reasons, I'm thankful that your nature has its seat in my inward man, which is renewed day by day by your wisdom. The knowledge of your Word is a seed that remains in me and grows to transform me from glory to glory by the Spirit. Hence, I'm glad that nothing upgrades my life like your gracious counsel, in Jesus Name, Amen!


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