The Infinite Nature Of God (part one of three)
Here is the 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary definition of infinite: without limits, unbounded, boundless. It goes on to say that God has neither beginning nor end of existence. He is Omnipresent which is infinite in presence. We had a beginning, but we will exist in infinite duration.
After I read those definitions I was trying to meditate on God’s infinite nature. It felt like my mind was squeezing in. I didn’t seem to have the capacity to grasp what I had read.
I looked up some verses in Job that I want to share with you. Here is one of my favorite. Job 26:14 says, “Indeed these are the mere edges of His ways, and how small a whisper we hear of Him! But the thunder of His power who can understand?”
Job 37:5 says, “God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things which we cannot begin to comprehend.” Job 5:9 says, “Who does great things, and unsearchable, marvelous things without number.” Job 9:10 says, “He does great things past finding out, yes, wonders without number.”
After reading those verses I had to go back and read one of my favorite. I quote it a lot so I looked it up in the Amplified. It says, “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unfathomable (inscrutable, unsearchable) are His judgments (His decisions)! And how untraceable (mysterious, undiscoverable) are His ways (His methods, His paths)!”
I had to ask the question then as to why the Lord would form man. Psalm 8:4 says, “What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?” God is so infinite and we are finite. The difference is too vast to span. Again, when I try to comprehend this it is too much to wrap my mind around. God has no limits, yet we are limited by time and space as well as capacity. He created us in His image so He could have relationship with us.
God is Almighty. There is no one like Him, and nothing has even a fragment of His power. Our finite design has a small capacity to receive His love, as well as just enough understanding to comprehend His plan of salvation in order to receive Him for ourselves.
He bids us enter into His nature through our thoughts. When our thoughts align with an aspect of His nature, we touch just the mere edge of that attribute. As we grow in our understanding of Who the Lord is, our capacity to freely walk in His power increases.
Our trust in the Lord deepens and our heart is freed to let go of the past hurts that have kept us bound emotionally. We learn to rely on Him, instead of leaning on our own understanding or looking to some thing to help us cope. He becomes our all in all.