Man's Ignorance of God
Job 9:11
See, he goes by me, and I see him not: he passes on also, but I perceive him not.

1. That God is invisible in His essence, and incomprehensible in many of His actions. Man's eye cannot see Him. Man's understanding cannot comprehend what He doth.

2. As the Lord in His nature cannot be seen at all; so (such is the weakness of man, that) we cannot see Him fully in His Word or works. Thus we see men, but we seldom see God in the great transactions and motions of kingdoms. And we see Him least of all in the course of spiritual things, in His working upon our hearts. God works wonders in us, and we perceive Him not.

3. Man is not fit to sit as a judge upon the works and dealings of God. Shall we judge God in what He doth, when we cannot apprehend what He doth? A judge must have the full cognisance of the matter before him, how else can he pass sentence about it?

4. It should be matter of great humiliation to Us, that we see so little of God.

(J. Caryl.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but I perceive him not.

WEB: Behold, he goes by me, and I don't see him. He passes on also, but I don't perceive him.

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