Ecc 8:17 "then I saw all the work of God, that man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun. However much man may toil in seeking, he will not find it out. Even though a wise man claims to know, he cannot find it out." ESV
It is amazing some of the things scientists and astronomers continue to find in our universe and beyond. No matter what, they keep digging and searching and discovering. At what point does the scientific community say: "Enough. We have discovered all there is to discover." I don't think that time will ever come for two reasons. First, man has an insatiable desire to know more, to understand more, to grow more. Second, the truth is, we will never ever really know all there is to know. There will always be something new that reveals itself about our world. There will always be more space to explore.
Solomon knew this. The interesting thing is that Solomon said: "I saw all the work of God." Did he really? Or did he say this with the sense that he saw all of God's work in the sense that there was the human body, and the world, and the universe…he saw it, but he knew in seeing these general things, he also knew that he would and man would never ever find out all that God has done. No matter how much time, and energy, and money, and brain power we put into this endeavor of discovering, the reality is that we will never know it all…it is too vast.
Now I think it is interesting that there are some people who claim to know it all. These people are called atheists. For you see, if a person claims that there is no God, then that must means that the person who asserts this must believe that they know everything, and since they know everything, God does not exist in their all encompassing realm of knowledge. So even though an educated person may say they know everything including the belief that God does not exist, that person is really proving how illogical they really are.
God and His creation are so massive and so huge He and all that He has made are uncomprehedable. It is admirable that people continue to search and continue to find. That search and discovery process will never end.
I wonder how committed I am in my attempt to see who God is? Do I pursue this knowledge of God with the same fervor as those in the scientific community in their search for scientific knowledge? Now, as this verse says, I will never fully know who God is or what He is like, but that should not stop the search because His character and person are so vast that my search will be never ending, always discovering, constantly growing. Lord, give me the discoverer's passion to know more about You.