Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sirach 3

Sir 3:19  My son, do thy works in meekness, and thou shalt be beloved above the glory of men.
Sir 3:20  The greater thou art, the more humble thyself in all things, and thou shalt find grace before God:
Sir 3:21  For great is the power of God alone, and he is honoured by the humble.
Sir 3:22  Seek not the things that are too high for thee, and search not into things above thy ability: but the things that God hath commanded thee, think on them always, and in many of his works be not curious.
Sir 3:23  For it is not necessary for thee to see with thy eyes those things that are hid.
Sir 3:24  In unnecessary matters be not over curious, and in many of his works thou shalt not be inquisitive.
Sir 3:25  For many things are shewn to thee above the understanding of men.
Sir 3:26  And the suspicion of them hath deceived many, and hath detained their minds in vanity.

It is not required we understand all the mysteries surrounding God.  Indeed, we cannot.  Take the Trinity for example.  Yes, we can think on it and examine it, but it isn't like we'll ever truly understand the whole picture there.  When I think too long about the concept of eternity, I get a headache.  It breaks my little engineering mind.  Many can be led off the path by the insistence they understand something or it isn't true.  Isn't that why science does not recognize God now? 

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