Can Your Dog Work Algebra Problems?

We know that dogs can's learn algebra, but we often make an even more absurd assumption concerning God. This 1-minute devotion explains. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible #Devotions

How many of you have taught your dog algebra in the last year? 

That's a ridiculous question, isn't it?

But a dog learning algebra is more likely than you or I fully understanding the infinite goodness and love of God. 

Sometimes we struggle with all of the "unknowns" in our faith, but we shouldn't.*

I've been meditating on Psalm 71 this week, and verse 15 says: "My mouth will declare Your righteousness and Your salvation all day long, though I cannot know their full measure."

It reminds me of Ephesians 3:19 where Paul prays that the Ephesians will come to know God's love, but he admits God's love "can never be fully known." 

It's ridiculous to think our dog can understand algebra—and even more ridiculous to think we can fully understand God's love, righteousness, plans, purposes, and salvation. These things are all too big, too wonderful, and too perfect for our minds to comprehend fully!

We use the word "awesome" too easily. But when we're talking about God, awesome can't even begin to describe His perfection.
*God doesn't explain everything to us here on earth, but Bible Love Notes' Hard Questions Archive can help us deal with some of our questions like: 
Why Does God Allow Satan to Exist?
Why is There Senseless Suffering?
Why Did God Put the Tree in the Garden?

We know that dogs can's learn algebra, but we often make an even more absurd assumption concerning God. This 1-minute devotion explains. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible #Devotions

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  1. God is so good and I am realizing it more and more but not comprehending it!! The dog is so cute and makes the analogy stick.

  2. I look forward to your devotions and today's made me smile extra.

  3. I love your analogy and I doubt that I can learn higher math either, lol! ;)

    Our capacity for love is so small compared to God's. But I'm glad because that means that I can't outlove God!

    Thanks so much for linking up to "Making Your Home Sing Monday!" today!

  4. If you don't mind my asking, how did you add all those buttons in your sidebar like that and make them smaller. Was it hard? Have you done a tutorial on it? I just think it's nicer looking than all the buttons I have at the bottom of my post, lol!

    1. They are done with the Inlinkz tool. It costs about $12 a year to have up to 25 collections. I also use it for my subject archives pages. I actually have a tutorial here:

      email me gail. purath @ yahoo. com
      If you have any more questions. I also was having trouble knowing how to handle the blog hop buttons, but I wanted them visible so others could visit the hops I linked up to. There are a few hop hosts that require they be in the post itself, and I often don't participate in those hops for lack of time. But I think having them on my sidebar is a good advertisement for the site, actually better than having them in the post itself.
      Hope this helps.

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  6. I think you are 100% right about that!! Have a blessed Easter. Linda

  7. i hear music, but no message--what am i doing wrong?

    1. I think you're talking about the audio tool?
      If so, some of my readers have trouble if they are using "Internet Explorer" as their browser, so you might try another browser.
      But I'm not sure why you are hearing music. Could you possibly have another program running or be open to another blog that has music?
      Hope this helps,