Why Understanding God’s Wisdom Is Difficult
Human wisdom is the first step in the journey of a thousand miles towards understanding God’s wisdom. Without human wisdom, God’s wisdom is even more unfathomable and forever unintelligible to many.
Many of us often overwhelm ourselves in our pursuit of God’s wisdom in the Bible with its many books such that after a while we may end up giving up reading it—and that is the result of more for less.
Lao Tzu, on the other hand, shows us the importance of taking the first step, a small step, and one step at a time, along the Way, and human wisdom will slowly and subtly unfold itself to each and every one of us. So, beginning with less, we may get more in the long run.
“Accordingly, we do not rush into things.
We neither strain nor stress.
We let go of success and failure.
We patiently take the next necessary step,
a small step and one step at a time.”
(Chapter 64, Tao Te Ching)
According to Lao Tzu, less is more.
“Living our lives is like frying a small fish;
we neither over-season nor over-cook it.”
(Chapter 60, Tao Te Ching)
Reading the Bible may reveal the wisdom of God slowly; the knowledge of God will not be made available to us immediately. Prior to the revelation, God wants to show us the importance of a healthy relationship with Him based on “fear”—which is essentially reverent respect.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” (Proverbs 9: 10)
So, be patient and persistent in your search for the wisdom of His Word.
Copyright© by Stephen Lau