Nature Reveals God's Wisdom

Wisdom enables us to understand reality.  Through wisdom we have discovered a set of scientific laws that elegantly express reality in the language of mathematics. Whenever man learns the logic of the universe, man is (in essence) "thinking God's thoughts after Him." A correct "understanding" of understanding, therefore, is that we humans discover (and implement) wisdom; we do not invent it.

In particular, the cause of our universe coming into being, and of its continuing to operate as it does, is a dynamic display of the Creator's wisdom, some of which we can scientifically discover and understand.  When we do, it is like walking in the footprints of someone who previously walked through a snowdrift.

The unfathomable amount of applied knowledge (wisdom) that was used to invent the universe, and to pre-program its interactive workings, is a source of beyond-the-imagination wonder (omniscience?).  David the psalmist asked, in light of the stupendous power and quantity displayed in the heavens, "what is man," that God is mindful of him? (Psalm 8:3-4).

How could a creature such as a human begin to comprehend the wisdom built into the interactive universe? To the extent that we humans have any wisdom at all, much less the wisdom necessary to understand a meaningful amount of the universe's workings, our understanding is itself more amazing than the physics of the universe! For how can an immaterial mind, residing inside a "bone-house" human body made of water and other constituent elements of the earth, comprehend anything?

As discussed in the Cause and Effect Section, it is only by God's creative grace that human creatures like us can think any thoughts at all, much less thoughts that are logical and analytical enough to be called "scientific." Because God's wisdom is displayed in the universe itself, and also in our human ability to comprehend that universe, we owe our great Creator-God an ongoing debt of creaturely thanksgiving.


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