Understand Vs Believe

A4P Guest: On one of your Tweets, you said, “We have to obey God first before we understand Him.” That is wrong. We have to understand God before we obey Him because if we understand Him, we find it easy to obey Him.

A4P: Hmm, if we could understand God before we give him our obedience, God would have been one of the science subjects we studied in colleges.

If God could have been explained enough for one to understand and obey Him, everyone who attended the Canadian-American, an Indian-born Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias’ seminary class would have been a faithful follower of God and Christ Jesus. But that is not the case because no one can come to know God by first understanding Him.

For example, do you understand Genesis chapter one verse one?

I personally don’t understand that at all. However most of the time, when I read that verse, I feel like crying, jumping, and wanting to shout “hallelujah” because I accepted it as an absolute truth and chose to obey it; saying “Yes, everything I see has been created by God because God’s Word says so.”

And that obedience brings me to the point of understanding it in ways I can’t explain it.

I don’t know if you thought I used the word “understand” in place of “believe”. If that is the case, let me say this: Understand is “the know how” and believe is taking the Word of God at face value.

We don’t give our obedience to God because we understand Him. God, His ways and all His know how’s are beyond our tiny-puny brain. We obey God because we believe that He is good and faithful in all His ways and dealings. Our obedience to God parallels or reflects the level of our belief in Him; not our understanding of Him and His ways.

Oh, listen to the following Bible verses:

“Can you fathom the mysteries of God?
Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?
They are higher than the heavens above—what can you do?
They are deeper than the depths below—what can you know?
Their measure is longer than the earth
and wider than the sea.” Job 11:7-9 ///