Just to consider “infinite intellect” is awe inspiring.
To imagine the shear magnitude of information involved in infinite intellect can be disorientating. Knowing that our understandings limited is inescapable.
I am not alone, in that I have to labor to understand ideas and objects which enter my thought. Still there are thoughts or ideas which have yet to cross my mine. And there are some thoughts which will never cross my mind.
As finite beings, we are are only able to entertain a finite number of thoughts, and those thoughts we know only in a limited or incomplete manner. To even consider thinking beyond human capacity is perplexing and seems alien. How would we even know what we do not, or can not know?
To knows all there is to know at any point, this is the mind of God. Wonderful Counselor takes on a more robust meaning in this light. God is able to give us counsel us in every situation
6 For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
Job considers human understanding in relation God understanding
1 Then Job responded,
- 3 “But I have intelligence as well as you;
I am not inferior to you.
And who does not know such things as these?
- 12 “Wisdom is with aged men,
With long life is understanding.
Job Speaks of the Power of God
13 “With Him are wisdom and might;
To Him belong counsel and understanding.
- 16 “With Him are strength and sound wisdom,
The misled and the misleader belong to Him.
- 17 “He makes counselors walk barefoot
And makes fools of judges.
- 22 “He reveals mysteries from the darkness
And brings the deep darkness into light.
- 24 “He deprives of intelligence the chiefs of the earth’s people
And makes them wander in a pathless waste.
- 25“They grope in darkness with no light,
And He makes them stagger like a drunken man