11 Yahweh knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
It is not for mortal man to judge the ways of God. It is part of the greatness of God to deal with the small as well as the great-to note the "thoughts and intents" of an individual heart as well as to regulate the stupendous movements of suns and systems. It is part of His greatness to sustain the numberless stars (Isa. 40:22, 26), and at the same time, deal with His people Israel according to the law given by the hand of Moses.
Dismiss the opposite feeling as an illusion of superficial thought. Say to Deism, which makes God too great to attend to small things,
"Get thee behind me, Satan."
True reason is on the side of the Bible representation of matters. There must be detail to every form of things. There cannot be divine wisdom at work in the universe as a whole without that wisdom affecting its every part.
19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
The study of the Word acts like oil upon the fretted waters. It soothes the nerves and imparts a healthy tone to the mind. The man who is not subject to its influence falls victim to those gnawing cares that beset life in every form as at present constituted. His mind falls a prey to worldly fever; the moral fluids (if we may use such an expression) become dried tip; "vanity and vexation of spirit" is his bitter verdict on existence.
The word of God cures all this; it gives us a tranquillity and coolness of mind and clearness of understanding which helps us to keep the devils off, and to walk through this evil time comparatively unmolested. This enables us to emulate Christ, who showed the light doctrinally and practically, being holy, harmless, undefiled -- without sin.
Bro Roberts - Salt, Seasons 1: 36