There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yes, four which I know not:…
A confession of ignorance is always a hopeful sign. Only that which is necessary for man to know at the successive stages of his development, and which he could not find out by his own unaided powers, was disclosed through inspiration. So far from fathoming the depths of omniscience, the inspired writers often did not discern the full purport of their own utterances, They were the mouthpieces through which God spoke to enlighten the world during all time. Natural science can explain much related to the flight of the eagle and the movement of the serpent, and yet the real problem remains unsolved and seems to mock human skill.
1. In whatever domain of nature we look we find evidences of a wisdom and power which are above material forces and our skill in imitating them.
2. From the proofs of external nature, every rational creature comes into such relations with God that he must, unless blindly perverse, feel himself subject to Divine power, and under obligations to perfect obedience.
3. It is of our own choosing if we grovel in that which is mean and low, for we are constantly invited to a higher life, to purer thoughts, to nobler works.
4. Man is, however, still subject to the difficulties of his environment, so far as his material nature is concerned. Birth into newness of life is by an energy which is beyond nature, both in its origin and in its working, but it is clearly seen in its effects.
(Jacob Cooper, D.D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: