3 Things too Wonderful


Three Mysteries

Three things are too wonderful for me;
    four I do not understand:
19 the way of an eagle in the sky,
    the way of a serpent on a rock,
the way of a ship on the high seas,
    and the way of a man with a maiden.

Proverbs 30:18-19

The way of an eagle in the sky.

An American bald eagle soars by NASA is licensed under CC-CC0 1.0

As Jesus said in John 3:3: ” Unless you are born again you cannot see the kingdom of God.” The present spiritual reality of someone walking in the Spirit is too wonderful for me, I don’t understand it. No one does unless they are born from above.

The way of a serpent on a rock.

Aberlemno Pictish Stone by Anne Burgess is licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.0

How did the devil get into paradise? What was he doing in the presence of God accusing Job, being a lying spirit in the mouth of the prophets (1 Kings 22:22) or accusing Jesus before the Father (Zech. 3:1-2)? How the devil worms his way around the most holy things in my life and others is too wonderful for me, I don’t understand it. At least not naturally.

The way of a ship on the sea.

Ship at Sea by Albert Ernest Markes is licensed under CC-CC0 1.0

In Scripture the sea represents peoples and nations and tongues. The ship is the church rescuing people from drowning. How She does that is too wonderful for me but I can follow my Saviour, the great Captain of the ship and see the works He is doing through her and partake of them. I won’t work out how to do that in the flesh though. Those who work religion in the flesh, manipulating and using men for gain – feeding off the sheep, instead of feeding them – these are not in the true Ship. They won’t understand those who are.

The way of a man with a maiden.

[Man and woman on park by Library of Congress is licensed under CC-CC0 1.0

Not so wonderful. But definitely not understood!


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