Recently, while watching the new part of “Riders of Berk” (what, don’t look at me like that? My little brothers and sisters like it!) Stoic the Vast said something I wish every unsaved person would say (albeit, a slightly different version).
“I don’t presume to know the mind of Thor!”
That particular episode was heavy on the false belief of Thor and Stoic, after facing ideas of why Thor was angry, said that. What he said mirrors his belief that Thor was mightier than him and he shouldn’t speak for Thor unless it was solid proof.
Now, if only the unsaved could see that they too can not understand the will of God, because He is omnipresent, omniscient, etc. He is all-knowing everywhere all the time! Much mightier than Thor who could only communicate be sending some lightning!
It says, in Isaiah 55:8-13:
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith 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.
For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
Many Christians quote this to Christians telling them they can’t know the mind of God, but they forget to look at the verse right before this one. Verse 7 says:
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Verses 7-13 are for the unsaved, not for the saved. The Christian does know the will of God: to witness to everyone everywhere! The unsaved, however, cannot know this because they cannot do it.
So, to follow Stoic’s saying:
The unsaved should not presume to know the mind of Almighty God!