Oh To Be Wise Meditations
Mathematics is a subject set apart from all other human achievements, the interface between intellect and imagination, where the real and unreal are precisely configured. Math has hidden concepts and depths, from the growth of plants to the fall of stock markets. I think of our faith in God in the same way. He is the ultimate mathematician, the God of infinite possibilities. And you see this in every thing he has made. In creation he made everything good and perfect, but sin has marred his wonderful works. Many question God especially in a world that was meant to perfect. Does it mean now that God has mad mistakes and is not Sovereign overall? The term mathematics is derived from the Greek word meaning knowledge. Amazing how knowledge can be broken down into so many facets. Science, art, literature, economics, and so on. Could it be sin has marred our view of God? Maybe our wisdom is not enough to make sense of an imperfect world? There is so much knowledge in the world that we cannot morally handle. We talk a lot about what are rights; we forget to ask what is right? Sure we can break down through human intuition the things that God has made. We can name it and claim it, and we can see what went wrong superficially. But we simply as a human race have no answer to explain the complexities of life. It would take eternity to figure out the things of God, especially mathematically all things he has made. Also could it be God has allowed the wisdom of man to increase so that they would search for Him? I guess what I am trying to explain is maybe our faith is the interface between intellect and imagination, where the real and unreal are precisely configured. God gave us the gift of ultimate wisdom in the flesh, Jesus Himself. God in the flesh. Listen to wisdom speak in the book of Proverbs Chapter 8 starting with verse 17.
17I love all who love me.
Those who search will surely find me.
18I have riches and honor,
as well as enduring wealth and justice.
19My gifts are better than gold, even the purest gold,
my wages better than sterling silver!
20I walk in righteousness,
in paths of justice.
21Those who love me inherit wealth.
I will fill their treasuries.
22“The LORD formed me from the beginning,
before he created anything else.
23I was appointed in ages past,
at the very first, before the earth began.
24I was born before the oceans were created,
before the springs bubbled forth their waters.
25Before the mountains were formed,
before the hills, I was born—
26before he had made the earth and fields
and the first handfuls of soil.
27I was there when he established the heavens,
when he drew the horizon on the oceans.
28I was there when he set the clouds above,
when he established springs deep in the earth.
29I was there when he set the limits of the seas,
so they would not spread beyond their boundaries.
And when he marked off the earth’s foundations,
30I was the architect at his side.
I was his constant delight,
rejoicing always in his presence.
31And how happy I was with the world he created;
how I rejoiced with the human family!
for all who follow my ways are joyful.
33Listen to my instruction and be wise.
Don’t ignore it.
34Joyful are those who listen to me,
watching for me daily at my gates,
waiting for me outside my home!
35For whoever finds me finds life
and receives favor from the LORD.
36But those who miss me injure themselves.
All who hate me love death.”
Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin. For in this hope we were saved; but hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he can already see? Yes, our faith is spiritual in the nature, but through the growing knowledge of Christ we can truly be mathematical secure. Don't try to explain that way, just let God connect the dots of meaning and purpose.
Meditate Is. 11:2