Daily Bible Inspirations

According to Scale

by John Michalak

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

1 Corinthians 1:25

Imagine an alien lands on earth for the first time and is handed a photo of an ant. If the photo is just the ant on the ground with some blue sky, there would be no way of telling how big or small it really was. The alien would need to see the ant “according to scale”—he’d need to see the ant standing next to something larger in order to truly comprehend its size.

In a reverse scenario, we’re a bit like the alien in our view of God. We look at city buildings a thousand feet tall. We admire the great pyramids. We celebrate man’s achievements to cure Polio and walk on the moon. We follow without question the philosophies of university professors, celebrities, and cable news anchors. And, sometimes without thinking, we then put God on the same level, or even lower than the wisdom and strength of men.

But, if you see the face of God through Scripture, worship, through creation, and place Him next to the things of man, His size becomes readily apparent. Even God’s foolishness or weakness—if there ever were such a thing—still towers above the highest buildings, the greatest achievements, and the most enticing philosophies that man could ever create.

If you don’t regularly view God according to scale, you’ll always miss how big He really is.