God’s Thoughts

Some things are hard to measure, like infinity, which according to physicists, is not a real number but something that must be acknowledged, even if it must be philosophically. The concept of infinity reminds me of Isaiah 55:8-9, where God is trying to explain to a wayward and rebellious people how differently He thinks by comparison to humanity. “‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts. Nor are your ways My ways,’ says the Lord. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.’”
No one can claim to know what God knows; “His understanding is infinite” (Psalm 147:5), “declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things that are not yet done” (Isaiah 46:10). Certainly, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but (because, in part, we don’t see the whole picture), its end is the way of death” (Proverbs 14:12). We see things in the here and now with a vague, selective remembrance of the past and no clue about the future, whereas God sees everything in the absence of time’s restrictions.
What we can know is that God’s Word “shall not return to (Him) void, but it shall accomplish what (He) pleases” (Isaiah 55:11). If we place our faith and trust in God, He will order our steps (Psalm 119:133). Therefore, “Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:6-7). Such is God’s knowledge; such is God’s mercy. These are God’s thoughts.
JDS