From the greatness and immensity of God…

Your soul must reverently stay all its busy, bold inquiries, and know that God is to us, and to every creature, incomprehensible.

If you could fathom or measure Him, and know His greatness by a comprehensive knowledge, He were not God. A creature can comprehend nothing but a creature.

You may know God, but not comprehend Him

As your foot treads on the earth, but does not cover all the earth. The sea is not the sea, if you can hold it in a spoon.

—Richard Baxter
Adapted from The Practical Works of the Rev. Richard Baxter, 13:29.


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