by Stephen Whitney

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Mysteries Examined (30 of 40)
Series: Ecclesiastes
Stephen Whitney
Ecclesiastes 8:14-17

Winston Churchill was Prime Minister of England during World War II from 1940 to 1945 and served again as Prime Minister during the Cold War with Russian from 1951 to 1955.

He was seldom at a loss for words: Whether he was making a brief comment to the press core or delivering a lengthy address before Parliament he distinguished himself as a master of the English language. He seemed never to be at loss for words - except when it came to an explanation of the actions of the leaders of Russia.

Other nations did not baffle him, but Russia's unpredictable and illogical actions often threw him for a loop. Why the Soviet leaders took the action they did made no sense to him. On one occasion as he found himself once again confounded by the Soviet's surprising decision, he exclaimed in utter frustration,
"It is a riddle, wrapped up in a mystery, inside an enigma."

That is about as complicated as something can get because you can not explain because you don't know what it means yourself. That is how we feel about many things in life. There are many riddles in life that remain wrapped in a mystery and hidden inside an enigma which we will never be able to figure out.

God operates in the realm of mysterious wisdom to fulfill his will - a wisdom not based on human logic or on human knowledge. Because we can not understand the mind of God what he does
or what he allows to happen in our lives can be a mystery to us.

A. W. Tozer in Knowledge of the Holy described why the ways of God are a mystery to us as he wrote, "Wisdom is the ability to devise perfect ends and to achieve those ends by the most perfect means. It sees the end from the beginning, so there can be no need to guess or conjecture. Wisdom sees everything in focus, each in proper relation t all and is thus able to work toward predestined goals with flawless precision."


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