The Infiniteness of GodPosted: November 12, 2009 Filed under: Gospel Boasting Leave a comment
Job 11:7-10 Can you find out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limit of the Almighty? It is higher than heaven- what can you do? Deeper than Sheol- what can you know? Its measure is longer than the earth and broader than the sea. If he passes through and imprisons and summons the court, who can turn him back?
Acts 17:24-25 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.
God is free from all limitations; nothing and no creature can “box” Him in or limit Him in any way. There are no limits when we speak of God, as no mind can fully conceive all of Him, nor can any of even the best descriptions of Him give a complete fullness to unfolding Him. God is the only being of no limitations.
The believer can study the Bible for years of his life and never be able to describe God fully. For He is limitless – being free from all rules according to His own nature. I must first start by mentioning that we know He cannot sin, nor would He ever break promises that He has already made to mankind. However, this does not limit Him in what He can do, nor does it stop Him from acting on, doing, or being anything. For there is no other like Him. How hard it is to grasp this because the believer has not seen with his eyes or heard here on earth of anyone like this. But for the believer, there are many areas like this one of God that cannot be fully understood until redemption occurs. For when difficult situations happen in life, and areas which are hard to understand come about, how dare the believer think, “God is wrong in doing this” or “God does not know what He is doing.” God is free from all limitations, and this means that what He wills, He does. He can do all things, allow anything, and create any situation that comes into the believer’s life.
This is boasted in the gospel by seeing that God is free from all things; and that alone makes Him beyond understanding, for no man can imagine what that would be like or feel like. The believer can rest in knowing that this God can do anything simply because He is the only being that can. God, being able to create and allow all things for the goodness of Himself, does so so that we can see God above that which we believers try to do in life. Boast that the God of the gospel is free from design. He is free from creating, free from grounds, and free from all reason on why and how He does anything. Now for you, believer, think: why and how would God ever allow you, filthy and rotten sinner, to come to the saving knowledge of Himself, through faith and grace alone? Is the believer really allowed to know this God who has no limitations? Yes, he is called to praise His character like no other of creation, and he is called to give glory to the name of God like no other creature – and does it for the sake of His name… for the glory of God alone.
Man can boast in this truth – and all of these truths – of the character of God, because His good news is free from any limitation or law that exists. It is self-sufficient – for it has been, is, and will ever be throughout time. His truth will never change – it is all-present, all-knowing, and all-powerful. His love is greater than any kind of love that exists here upon earth. His grace is sufficient for sinners to become saints. His glory is more beautiful than of all of creation. His mercy is endless. His holiness is purer than any snowflake that falls from the sky. His wisdom is greater than all things. And, most of all, He allows humanity – sinners – to come to know it all through faith alone, and in the grace which He calls and provides to His believers. God’s gospel in Him is the greatest news that exists, period.