Sometimes we err in not making the effort to consider the ways in which it all fits together, in which case we are not attentive enough to your purposes.
Sometimes we err in making too much of an effort to make it all fit together, in which case we reduce your purposes to what we can comprehend.
Perhaps the best thing we can do, O God, is to trust that you are working your purposes out and to live humbly with the best understanding—an understanding that grows all the time—of them that we can achieve.
Help us so to trust, O God, and to base our understanding on the truth that Jesus Christ is the centerpiece and thus is the heart and soul of what your purposes are all about.
“So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen generations” (Matthew 1:17).