Only Part of the Picture

Today, I wanted to share something my pastor said a few weeks ago.  He said that our comprehension of God falls short of all God truly is.  We only see God in part inasmuch as our feeble minds can grasp Him (Sherban, 2018).  Yet God knows all things.  He knows things that we could never comprehend or even imagine.  Of all the things that God knows, He has revealed only a small portion of that knowledge to us in His Word.  So who are we really to question anything God does?  Our vision, indeed our knowledge, is limited.

Imagine you were looking at a picture of a famous historical figure.  Let’s say it is George Washington.  The caveat?  You only can see one of his ear lobes.  The rest of the picture is missing.  You may have all sorts of guesses as to who the person is based on your experience, knowledge, and education.  But they would be just that:  guesses.  Unless someone with the right knowledge (i.e., truth) comes along and clues you in, you don’t see the whole picture.

God sees the whole picture.  He sees everything from beginning to end (Isaiah 46:10).  It is God’s purpose that will prevail no matter what we think or how much knowledge we gain.

People put a lot of confidence in what they know and what they experience.  Have you ever thought about how many people there are in the world?  Have you ever thought about how many people there have been and will be?  Knowledge and experience come and go.  They often even change with the passing of time.  After all, we with all our supposed knowledge and experience are just blips on the radar of the time that has gone before us and the time that will be after us.

God and His truth remain the same.  They have since the beginning of time, and they will for all eternity (cf. Psalm 90:20; Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8; Revelation 1:8).  If we are going to be confident in anything, let the confidence be in God who knows all things, sees all things, and is sovereign over everything and has been all along!


Sherban, A. (2018).  Judging the judge.  Retrieved from

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