Posted by Ricky Ragone

The last time I posted I began a series looking at the song Behold Our God, a great song put out by Sovereign Grace Music we sing here regularly at King’s Chapel.  This song is a very complete song in that it communicates God’s grandeur, genius, glory, and gospel.  Last post we explored verse 1 which was God’s Grandeur.  Today we will look at verse 2, which explores God’s Genius.

Verse 2: God’s Genius

“Who has given counsel to the Lord?  Who can question any of His words?  Who can teach the one who knows all things?  Who can fathom all his wondrous deeds?”

Often times we as humans think we know how things should go, more so than God does.  We don’t typically want to say that out loud or even admit we’re thinking it on the inside, but it happens for sure.  We have thoughts that go something like, “If God is a loving God then this wouldn’t happen…” or “God, this happened.  I really believe the correct course of action on your part would be…”  However, God never asked us for our opinion on how to control the universe did He?  God never asked us to define what His love looks like did He?

One of the incommunicable attributes of God is omniscience, which means all knowing.  That means, He just might know more than any of us.  Isaiah 55:8-9 says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”  I think that answers the questions posed.  Who has given counsel to Lord?  No one.  He doesn’t need it.  He has a plan, and it’s better than anything we could try to think up.  Who can question any of His words?  No one.  His ways are beyond us, who are we to question Him?  Who can teach the one who knows all things?  We think we have something to teach, but we don’t, we can’t.  His thoughts are higher than our thoughts.  Can a kindergarten student really try to show up the calculus professor with 2 + 2?  Who can fathom all his wondrous deeds?  Again, no body.

Can you fathom a God so holy, so grand, and so genius, yet cares enough about his rebellious creation to sacrifice His Son to atone for our sins?  I can’t even begin to fathom that.  I am grateful for it, I praise Him for it, but I cannot even begin to fathom it.  Again, His ways are not our ways.  Our ways consist of an eye for an eye, and making sure others get what they deserve.  The genius and the grace of God’s way is that we can be saved from what we deserve because of Jesus Christ.  “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)  Praise the Lord, God’s ways are not our ways.  Behold Our God, may His genius continue to blow us away.