"Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it" (Psalm 139:6).
As we come to better understand who God is, it makes us appreciate and wonder all the more that He would love us. At times, the thought of His greatness is almost overwhelming. This is the point that the psalmist had reached when he cried out that the very thought of it was too wonderful for him, more than his mind could grasp.
The psalm begins by David acknowledging God's having searched him. "Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways" (vv.2-3). We are an open book before our maker. And yet, despite God's clearly seeing the wickedness and miserable failings that are beyond even the eye of man, He loves us and provides for us. "Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me" (v.5). It was this thought that God not only tolerated him, but lovingly cared for him that was too wonderful for the author to comprehend.
How much more should we, who have seen the fine details of God's incredible salvation in the record of the New Testament, appreciate even more the extent of the love of God for us? Paul conveyed the thought that God's love is unfathomable by challenging the Ephesian believers "to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God" (Ephesians 3:18-19). How can we comprehend a love that is four dimensional? How can we be filled with such an infinite fullness that is our God? Indeed, His love passes knowledge and such knowledge is too wonderful for us! DW