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06/12/2009 / Test All Things

What Is God?

A king of the ancient kingdom of Syracuse once asked one of his wisest men, Simondes, the question: “What is God?”

He asked for a day to think over his answer. But the next day he returned and asked for an extension of two more days, and then four more days and eventually eight more days!

The king was getting rather exasperated and impatiently asked why he needed so much time: to which the wise man replied: “The more I think of God, the more I realise how little I know of Him.”

Perhaps this man knew what Job said:

“Lo these are parts of His ways: but how little a portion is heard of Him?”
(Job 26:14)

By Gerald D. Buss

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