"Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fill Your Soul With the Wonderful One

God is not an object of knowledge as much as He is a cause of wonder. 

 



And that sanctified sense of wonder fuels a holy curiosity to keep learning more about the Creator and His creation.



We know just enough to think we know a lot. That is our greatest problem and greatest danger, intellectually.  Like teenagers who don't know how much they don't know, we're so proud of our one-dimensional knowledge of the Creator and His creation.  And we're so sure of our systematic theologies that quantify and classify the Unquantifiable and Unclassifiable One. But quantifying and classifying always lead to demystifying. And when you demystify God, you're guilty of intellectual idolatry.  You end up with a god, lowercase g, who fits into nice, neat cognitive categories. But the god who conveniently fits within the confines of your mind will never fill your soul with wonder.

pg. 91 - Primal by Mark Batterson

5 comments:

Lat said...

How beautiful,the pics and words are! mA!

Susanne said...

Thank you, Lat! I'm glad you liked them! :-D

Wafa' said...

( God is not an object of knowledge as much as He is a cause of wonder )

wise words :)

thanks for sharing dear.

Susanne said...

Your welcome, Wafa'. :)

Susanne said...

*ahem* You're...not your