“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.”

Isaiah 55:8-9

You’re right – God doesn’t see things like we do. He’s God. The only
yardstick he uses is “guilty”, or “not guilty”. So really, by
categorizing one sin as worse than another, we’re guilty of the same
thing we profess when calling someone on saying “a lie is not as bad as
murder” – which is untrue. That was a very perceptive statement, and I
thank you for pointing that out. I needed to hear it.

However, Jesus also said this, while He was surrounded by a crowd of
children, as they listened to the Son of God Himself teach them:


But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to
stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his
neck, and he were thrown into the sea.

Mark 9:42

So, in another way, Jesus gave perhaps one of the strongest warnings in
all the Bible to those who think to prey on children. So, there’s a
case for both, but again, I appreciate you pointing that out.

God, however, the more I learn of Him, confounds my mind more and more. Which is as it should be.

A couple thoughts on God, since I’m writing.


Indeed these are the mere edges of His ways, And how small a whisper we
hear of Him! But the thunder of His power who can understand?”

Job 26:14

God is awesome. To this same man, who God held up as an example of a
righteous follower, He replied to Job’s simple question, amounting to
“why is this happening to me” – with 64 questions of his own. These
questions were rhetorical, and amounted to one cosmically massive
answer – “because I am God – and you are not! Do you trust me to do
well by you, or not?”

Job’s answer, like the answer we all will give one day, was this – He could give no other:


Then Job answered the LORD and said, “I know that You can do all
things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. ‘Who is this that
hides counsel without knowledge?’ “Therefore I have declared that which
I did not understand, Things too wonderful for me, which I did not
know.” ‘Hear, now, and I will speak; I will ask You, and You instruct
me.’ “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye
sees You; Therefore I retract, And I repent in dust and ashes.”

God is sovereign.

The same God who will judge creation, and all that is in it has also
promised life – life without end, life without limit, or sorrow, or
hurt – to those who believe Him.

This same God, who will one day “tread the wine press of the fierce
wrath of God, the Almighty”, comes this poetically beautiful statement,
for our comfort, and to give us peace.


Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down
from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow
of turning.

James 1:17