In our modern understanding, to call someone, especially God, incomprehensible seems offensive, but the incomprehensibility of God does not mean that he is unintelligible or doesn’t communicate well. It means that he is so far beyond what our finite minds can fully comprehend. Gary Wilkerson challenges listeners to learn more about the incomprehensibility of God. If you do, you will be brought to a place of greater reverence and worship of God.
When we say that God is incomprehensible it could sound like we are saying he is unclear or doesn’t communicate well, but that is not the case.
While we cannot know God fully, he does speak and reveal himself to us through creation, scripture, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Understanding the incomprehensibility of God will produce humility in us and reverence for God.
Another term for the incomprehensibility of God is the transcendence of God—knowing him fully is beyond our comprehension.
The book of Hebrews says that in these last days God has chosen to speak and reveal himself primarily through his Son, Jesus Christ.
Psalm 19:1; Psalm 50:21; John 14:9; Hebrews 1:1-3; 1 Timothy 6:16; 1 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Corinthians 2:10; Isaiah 6:1–5; Acts 22:6; Luke 5:8; Ephesians 3:19–20; Romans 11: 33–34; Psalm 145:3; Isaiah 55:8–9; Psalm 139:6; Psalm 147:5; Job 26:14; Deuteronomy 29:29; Psalm 131:1; Romans 16:26; 1 Corinthians 2:11; 2 Chronicles 2:6
Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.