“Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it, the Lord is His name, ‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’

Jeremiah 33:2-3

One of the beautiful things about our relationship with the Creator is the way in which he demonstrates His love for us by sharing his wisdom with us. The prerequisite condition for that exchange is that one must ask for it! We not only have to acknowledge our own lack of understanding inwardly but we must additionally humble ourselves outwardly in order to seek that wisdom from God.

That posture is important in the New Testament as well:

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

James 1:5-8

We humbly ask, and trust the one who gives the answer. And that belief is part of the posture of seeking wisdom as well; if we want to receive great and mighty things which we do not know, we must be willing to accept that God gives knowledge faithfully and act on that wisdom regardless of our limits of understanding.

Ethan Kirl

Originally Published August 4, 2024