God is ageless, timeless, always the same. He has adapted his dealings with humankind according to the stage of his plan, but now that his Son Jesus Christ has come, he now speaks through him. To know God, we must know Christ. To hear God, we must hear his Son. We are in the last days, and for this we ought to praise him and give him glory, for we have seen the great plan come to fruition.

The Lord knows everything: what we do, how we think, what motivates our actions. He is not like a man; he cannot be deceived. We can sometimes deceive others, and even ourselves, but not God. Glory belongs to him for his knowledge and truth.

O tormented soul! How deep thy sorrow,
Thy branches bowed in heavy sighing and weeping!
Thy leaves can find no extra hour to borrow,
Thy crown exposed, and tired of vainly seeking.

No strength canst thou derive from soil depleted,
Thy shallow roots touch not the deeper river;
Thy purpose — to bear the finest fruit — was defeated —
In all thy foliage, thou failedest to find the Giver.


The God whom we glorify works out of our sight. We cannot see all that he does. We know little of his providence. Sometimes, but not always, we glimpse his hand after the fact. So we trust him, believe his promises, glory in his invisible work. “Just as you do not know the path of the wind, or how the bones form in the womb of a pregnant woman, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything” Eccl 11.5. Glory to God whose work is like himself—unseen and powerful! (See also Psa 77.19. H/t Weylan Deaver.)