Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Gravitas Dei Israel

Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and weighed the heavens with his palm? who hath poised with three fingers the bulk of the earth, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
Who hath forwarded the spirit of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor, and hath taught him?
With whom hath he consulted, and who hath instructed him, and taught him the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and shewed him the way of understanding?
Behold the Gentiles are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the smallest grain of a balance: behold the islands are as a little dust.
And Libanus shall not be enough to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.
All nations are before him as if they had no being at all, and are counted to him as nothing, and vanity.
To whom then have you likened God? or what image will you make for him?

Isaiah answers the positivism of the false religions by appealing to the Creator Lord as the foundation of the world itself!
Nature, natural law, comes from nature's God. He is more real than the heavens and the earth. He gives measure and weight to all that bear any weight and measure. Before his Being all things are as if no beings.
Cf. Joseph Ratzinger, El Dios de la fe y el Dios de los Filósofos, Madrid: Encuentro, 2007.
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