Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! (Romans 11:33, NIV 1984).
My Musings – In the Grand Canyon segment of the National Lampoon movie “Vacation,” starring Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold, the family is short on cash after paying for repairs on their station wagon. Clark is unable to use his credit card because it was reported stolen. Desperate to save the family vacation, Clark resorts to taking money from the hotel cash register that the clerk carelessly leaves open, leaving a personal check for the amount he took. Making a quick exit, before he is found out, he rounds the family up to get back on the road. Not understanding why he is in such a hurry, his wife Ellen asks, “Clark, don’t you want to see the Grand Canyon?” Putting his arm around Ellen, Clark takes about a three second view and then hastily whisks Ellen away.
Okay, so you probably have to see the clip to appreciate the humor. But in my sometimes-warped mind it reminds me of how many Christians approach the Bible. Clearly, a three-second glimpse of the Grand Canyon cannot even begin to do justice to its vastness and grandeur. Nor can reading a few verses of the Bible here and there do justice to the riches that are contained therein. After a lifetime of gleaning and meditation, there still remains so much more to discover and have our lives enriched by.
My Advice – When taking in God’s Word, let’s not be in too much of hurry leave it. Dig deep. Mine to the deepest “depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!” When you think it must be mined out, there still much, much more to uncover.