God’s vision and wisdom is so far above (and so very different from our finite minds) that we can only perceive a glimpse of His working behind the scenes only in hindsight. Nice article!

Orthodox Christian Theology

God surely works His will through all of the events of our lives. While this is easy to admit intellectually, I think we often forget how real-world this is.

I was reminded of this yet again reading Gen 26. The passage states:

When Esau was forty years old, he married Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittite;  and they made life bitter for Isaac and Rebekah (Gen 26:34-35).

I am amazed ever anew how I can miss the most obvious things in the Scriptures. Until a couple of days ago, I simply did not know why Rebecca was so adamant about favoring Jacob and encouraging him to deceive his father so that he can rob her own firstborn son his birthright.

Now I know the answer and it makes so much sense–her daughters-in-law annoyed her.

God knows everyone’s destiny. He knows all of…

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