“We do not cease to pray for you and to desire that you might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding” (Colossians 1:9b).
Profound (Heb): Amaq: Literally or figuratively to be or make deep. To seek deeply. Depth.
When one begins to examine the deep things of God, we become hopelessly lost in our quest if we do not seek first the aid of the Holy Spirit.
“As it is written, eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither has it entered the heart of man the things that God has prepared for them that love Him. But God has revealed them unto us by His Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things; yes, the deep things of God” (I Corinthians 2:9-10).
Deep Things (Gr): Bathos: Profundity, mystery, extent, depth.
In our world today we have modern technology, including artificial intelligence (AI) to aid scientists, biologists, astronomers, anthropologists, and all the other specialties of higher education and research institutes to uncover the mysteries of the universe and the origins of all things. There is one place most of these secular institutions of higher learning will not look and that is to the invisible Creator of all things, so, it is left for the simple man of faith to know and understand that all profundities are revealed and understood in Christ.
Yes, Christ, “the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature; by Whom were all things created that are in heaven and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities or powers; all things were created by Him and for Him; and He is before all things, and by Him all things consist” (Colossians 1:15-17).
The Psalmist declared: O, Lord, how great are Your works. and Your thoughts are very deep (Amaq) (Psalm 92:5). The thoughts of the Lord are deep thoughts, indeed; full of eternal wisdom, full of mystery, very profound; yet, completely understandable to our spirit whereby with the aid of the Holy Spirit we grasp, understand and confess by revelation knowledge the deep things of God.
The Apostle wrote to the Corinthians: “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God; which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual” (I Corinthians 2:12-13).
Profundities: Life is full of profundities. Do you desire to know, to understand the mysteries of the universe? Do you want to know the mysteries of eternity? Do you want to know God, our Creator? Do you want to know why you exist, why you are here, what is your purpose? Do you want to know from whence you came and where you are going? Do you want to know the nature of things? Yes? Wonderful! The good news is you can know, and you will know if you look in the right place and pursue on the right path and call on the right One who is the fulness and fulfillment of all profundities, all deep things and dark sayings, all mysteries and all knowledge.
The fact is God is speaking to you right now. He has been speaking for a very long time as the writer to the Hebrews begins his Epistle:
“God, who at sundry times and in diverse manners spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds, who is the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholds all things by the word of His power” (Hebrews 1:1-3a).
Will you stop running from God and start listening for His voice? Will you open your heart and surrender your will to your Father? Continuing in rebellion will not lead you to anything that is good. Surrender and you will begin to understand the mysteries of Life, the deep things of God. Eternity is waiting for you.
“Deep calls to deep” (Psalm 42:7). Go deeper in God. As Jesus said to Simon Peter: “Launch out into the deep (bathos); and let down your nets for a catch” (Luke 5:4). In the world of profundities, you may be amazed what you will find.