Paul's explanation--His answer to the age old question----WHY? God's wisdom--is beyond our comprehension. Our human pea brains cannot conceive of the secret wisdom of The Almighty. Even Paul---powerful--forceful---wise Paul-proclaimed his weakness, fear, trembling---his lack of wisdom and eloquence--He reminds us of God's power.
He reminded me---what I have often proclaimed--but tend to forget when pontificating---"No one knows the thoughts of God, except the Spirit of God." My middle child need to fix all things---to offer an explanation for all mysteries--to give you the answers is mere foolishness. "Who has known the mind of the Lord the he may instruct him?"
So today I offer to you---not the answers---but instead the promises contained within His Word. I do not know the why's--what I do know is how life's blows have pointed me to Him. I do know He has faithfully been by my side and sustained me. I do know His provision has been sufficient. I do know the joy contained in the showers of grace which rain down daily. I am living in the hope of the promises with no answers to the Whys', but in complete reliance on His Good Purpose.
"God's secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began."
I Corinthians 2:7