Bertrand Russell claimed that the fear of boredom causes at least half the sins of mankind. We’ve never been more advanced technologically. We’re constantly flooded with new developments, trends, and discoveries in science and technology.
Yet amazingly, we still get bored. For instance, you might get the latest and greatest gadget and be thrilled with it. But after a couple of weeks (or maybe even less), you become bored with it. Or a new model hits the market that suddenly makes your version outdated.
We need to realize this world doesn’t have what we’re searching for. God created us to know Him.
The Bible says of Jesus, the Messiah, “And His name will be called Wonderful” (Isaiah 9:6 NKJV).
In contrast to the passing things of this world, Jesus is wonderful. There’s nothing this world has to offer that will satisfy our desire for wonder, our desire to know more than what we’re experiencing. In fact, a lot of our technology can dull our senses to the extent that we fail to enjoy how wonderful life is.
The psalmist David wrote, “When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—the moon and the stars you set in place—what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them?” (Psalm 8:3–4 NLT).
As I contemplate this wonderful God and the sacrifice He made for us, it gives me a sense of awe, wonder, bewilderment, and yes, worship. The fact that God would love us in spite of our shortcomings and sinfulness should cause us to bow in worship.
When you know this wonderful God, He will satisfy the deepest needs of your life. Do you know Him in that way?
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