The Creator's Wisdom

Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding...By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place; (Pr 3:13,19)

Mankind generally takes it for granted that he can understand the Universe that he is a part of. But if you think about it for a moment why should that be? Is it inevitable that our minds are advanced enough compared to the complexity of the Universe? Is it not possible to postulate that our minds could have been a little bit simpler, or the Universe a little bit more complex? Water beetles have no knowledge of surface tension, nor do birds have any understanding of aerodynamics. Yet man is able not only to ponder the Universe but to grasp and explain its workings.

Such understanding comes not just from a study of the Creation, but as a gift from the Creator. He allows man to find the same wisdom with which he fashioned the Cosmos. How Ironic therefore that some would try to use this knowledge of Creation (Science) as an argument to disprove the Creator. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you! Scientific knowledge can no more disprove God, than a knowledge of Windows can disprove Microsoft. None of the greatest scientific minds ever thought this way; Newton, Einstein, Maxwell - all had a deep reverence for the God behind the knowledge they advanced.

Yet to all knowledge there is a limit. When God set man in the garden he gave him everything except the fruit of one tree; the knowledge from that fruit was off limits. There are limits too to what Science can explain. Many scientists hate to admit this, but it is true. God has granted us knowledge into his Universe, but he has still set limits. The most important aspects of truth are not discovered through the investigation of man, but by revelation from God. Sinful man however is never content to take God at his word and in arrogance reaches out for that forbidden fruit, seeking the knowledge that is beyond his grasp - this is where Science becomes idolatry.

True science enhances our appreciation for God's handiwork. False science sets itself up in the place of God.

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