The Riddles of God

Planning my oldest son’s logic coursework for this school year, I came across this great quote in his text:

“The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man.” ~ G. K. Chesterton

Thought it was worth sharing.  Proverbs 25:2 comes to my mind, as does Job 26:14.  Any others?

13 thoughts on “The Riddles of God

  1. Norbert

    Job presents similiar thoughts in chapter 23:8-9,12

    Behold, I go forward, but He is not there, and backward, but I cannot perceive Him; On the left hand, when He doth work, but I cannot behold Him, He turneth Himself to the right hand, but I cannot see Him…. I have treasured up the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.

  2. Thomas

    Proverbs 3:12 followed up with verse 13 🙂

    Actually, the second half of Prov 14:18, “The prudent are crowned with knowledge”, was the motto of one of the schools I attended in my youth. Looking back, it was probably the best school I ever attended.

  3. That is so good. Falls in with one I heard recently. Yours is better however.
    We all know the asap well I heard a=always, s=say, a, p=prayer. I was listening to the radio
    while drivingand it was on some show or other. I thought it was good. ALWAYS, SAY, A, PRAYER, I do this many times a day, this was kinda of and emergency situation I think.
    Thank you for yours, It is good.

  4. Thomas

    “Of what I call God, and fools call Nature” – Robert Browning
    is a quote that seems to pop up more often in the last few years.

  5. Thinker

    Job 33:13 the last part.
    Who knows what goes on in God’s world. Examples..2Chronicles 18:18-21
    2Corinthians 12:1-4
    We can imagine and speculate what has gone on all through Eternity and what will go on.
    This material creation may be to God like a drop of water that dries up in one minute.

  6. author

    1 Corinthians 1:25: “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”

  7. I think Deut. 29:29 fits this line of thought quite well.
    also: The wise will do riddles and puzzles: Psalms 1:1~6, 2~6. Some are meant to get it and some aren’t: Matt. 13:10~17. He does want us to know: John13:7. We have to search for it with all our heart soul & mind, and he will reward those that diligently seek Him. When we seek after wisdom, we know that it begins with the fear of the ETERNAL, and that very fear, respect, awe and reverence is only evident when we do keep His commandments.
    God be praised I love digging for treasure!

  8. For some reason – perhaps because of problems with the Internet connection locally – my comment apparently never got in, or was somehow overlooked on your end. Anyway…

    (Ecclesiastes 3:10 RSV) I have seen the business that God has given to the sons of men to be busy with.
    (Ecclesiastes 3:11 RSV) He has made everything beautiful in its time; also he has put eternity into man’s mind, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

  9. steve

    Chesterton made an interesting comment. ” Thr whole modern world has divided itself between conservatives and progressives. The business of the progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.”

  10. Teri

    For me in my current Truth, as one might call IT the Riddle of God is our momentary perspective because no one can tell us that our experience or Truth is wrong – no man is really right about God and no man is wrong about God – It Is whatever one believes to be True with all their Heart! And THIS is the Riddle of God! Perspectives change

  11. Thanks for your thoughts, Teri. Actually, truth is truth, whether we believe it or not. 2 + 2 = 4, even if we believe with all of our heart it should be something else. Perspectives change, but what we are looking at remains the same, regardless of our perspectives on it. A video you might like can be found here: “What Is Truth?” It discusses the ideas you present, as well as several others.

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