God's Ignorance of Crocodiles
by Jere Frost
It is evident God does not understand crocodiles because he has never been one. At least, this is what some are telling us about Godís knowledge and understanding of man. We are told that the significance of God (Jesus, the Word) becoming flesh (John 1:1-3,14) is that He did not understand man until then, that is, until he had been a man. But forasmuch as he became a man, now he understands.
How can anyone believe such? I do not believe it for a minute. God made man. He knows what he made. He does not have to become a rock or a fish or a crocodile before he understands rocks, fish and crocodiles. He knew more about man while sitting in the heavens than Methuselah ever did at any time in his 969 years. He knows you better than you do though he has never been you.
The Almighty, the all-wise God, knew all that was to be known about man before Jesus came to earth. When Jesus came to earth, he needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man (John 2:25).
Jesus did not come to earth to learn about man or to be able to sympathize with human weakness. The psalmist knew Godís sympathetic care well, long before Jesus came. The coming of Jesus into the world can be summed up in a breath. He came to be a sacrifice for sins, a propitiation, to have the legal right by his own divine standard to forgive sins.
While in the flesh, that divine nature suffered all the physical pains and appetites common to mankind. Satan tempted him in every conceivable way, but he was without sin (Hebrews 4:15). That means he neither lusted (desired to do evil) nor acted contrary to his divine nature.
He was, while on earth, Lord. He once asked the Pharisees, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? (Matthew 22:42) They correctly answered, The son of David. He then asked a question they did not know how to answer nor, indeed, do those today who see him as anything less than God. How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The Lord said unto my Lord .. (Matthew 22:43-44, quoting Psalm 110:1).
Thomas was right in what he said, praising Jesus: My Lord and my God. (John 20:28) Jesus was right to receive the praise.