The ways of God confound the human mind. One would expect a divine finger to snap and create the world instantaneously. But he took his time and artistically prepared his home in six days.
One would expect that God would settle the world’s problems in Genesis four as quickly as those problems arrived in Genesis three. But God took centuries to begin the definitive undoing of the world’s problems.
One would expect that God would take a godly king to rebuke the powers of evil and transform civilization in one generation. But God waited until the true king was born many generations later.
One would expect that God would take his own son and exalt him before death. But God killed his son on a tree; cross before crown.
The ways of God are intentionally perplexing to the ways of man. It is so because his ways are not our ways.