Why do we try to figure God out?
The question had crossed my mind this morning as I was resting in my Saturday recliner.
There has been a few conversations and articles I have read that have raised the question, and I have been thinking deeply about what drives the mind to “understand” the true nature of God.
So, what is it?
Is it the desire of the heart to seek His true way? Is it man’s fear? Is it to become something more to the world; someone useful? Is it just that we, as His children, are supposed to seek His truths with every waking hour? Is it because our families simply paved the way for the way we are to think and act? The list goes on.
But, my question mainly (rhetorically speaking) is why do so many dig so deeply — passionately trying to understand that (or as the Bible translates as, “He”) which can never be understood?
I think it is a huge burden to one’s self to go to that extreme.
I read my Bible (actually, several different ones) and always end up with the same conclusion: we really do have to have childlike faith.
A child just doesn’t understand the many ways of the life they lead. They just rely on the few learned and comprehensible behaviors, and greatly upon their guardians. It seems to me that faith should just be that simple, no matter how mature or well learned someone becomes.
After all, no matter how much you think you know about God, you really know very little, just like the child.
The ongoing pride as one begins to grow into the “learned” man is what I believe is the demise of self. It tears away at the simplicity of knowing God by having that childlike faith, replacing it with the pride that I believe Lucifer must have began to experience at some point.
To be clear, I am not talking about childish faith here. I do believe we have to grow in His ways and Word, but the ongoing is unique to all. To tell anyone that they are “incorrect” in their personal walk is how the man — not child — would look upon the beloved person God created. Unfortunately, I continuously find that far too many of His people are religiously biased and blatantly judgmental, and they use their (beaten into the ground and broken off personal understanding of something barely understood) head knowledge to berate the, “lesser”. Their head knowledge is a proclamation (to themselves) as one in the same as heart knowledge, but to many like myself, it comes across as pretty hurtful, as well as shameful.
Who are we to look down upon those who claim to love God and do not worship as we see fit?
I will continue to think about these things. It is just an ongoing predicament that has me wondering why so many are out in the world giving their “right way” views to those who are capable of being led by Holy Spirit and His relationship with each one of them.
Too many chiefs and not enough indians.
The chief that should be the true guardian of the little indian children is the Lord. Not all of the men claiming they are what people need above His true Spirit within them.