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Testimonies for the Church, vol. 8 - Contents
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    Mysteries of Divine Power

    Men of the greatest intellect cannot understand the mysteries of Jehovah as revealed in nature. Divine inspiration asks many questions which the most profound scholar cannot answer. These questions were not asked that we might answer them, but to call our attention to the deep mysteries of God and to teach us that our wisdom is limited; that in the surroundings of our daily life there are many things beyond the comprehension of finite minds; that the judgment and purposes of God are past finding out. His wisdom is unsearchable.8T 261.1

    Skeptics refuse to believe in God because with their finite minds they cannot comprehend the infinite power by which He reveals Himself to men. But God is to be acknowledged more from what He does not reveal of Himself than from that which is open to our limited comprehension. Both in divine revelation and in nature, God has given to men mysteries to command their faith. This must be so. We may be ever searching, ever inquiring, ever learning, and yet there is an infinity beyond.8T 261.2


    “Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of His hand,
    And meted out heaven with the span,
    And comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure,
    And weighed the mountains in scales,
    And the hills in a balance?
    Who hath directed the Spirit of Jehovah,
    Or being His counselor hath taught Him? . . .
    Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket,
    And are accounted as the small dust of the balance:
    Behold, He taketh up the isles as a very little thing.
    8T 261.3

    “And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn,
    Nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.
    All the nations are as nothing before Him;
    They are accounted by Him as less than nothing, and vanity.
    8T 262.1

    “To whom then will ye liken God?
    Or what likeness will ye compare unto Him? ...
    Have ye not known?
    Have ye not heard?
    Hath it not been told you from the beginning?
    Have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?
    It is He that sitteth above the circle of the earth,
    And the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers;
    That stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain,
    And spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in....
    To whom then will ye liken Me,
    That I should be equal to him?
    Saith the Holy One.
    Lift up your eyes on high,
    And see who hath created these,
    That bringeth out their host by number;
    He calleth them all by name;
    By the greatness of His might, and for that He is strong in power,
    Not one is lacking.
    8T 262.2

    “Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel,
    My way is hid from Jehovah,
    And the justice due to me is passed away from my God?
    Hast thou not known?
    Hast thou not heard?
    The everlasting God, Jehovah,
    The Creator of the ends of the earth,
    Fainteth not, neither is weary,
    There is no searching of His understanding.
    He giveth power to the faint;
    And to him that hath no might He increaseth strength.
    Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
    And the young men shall utterly fall:
    But they that wait for Jehovah shall renew their strength;
    They shall mount up with wings as eagles;
    They shall run, and not be weary;
    They shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:12-31, A. R. V.
    8T 262.3

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