God’s Infinitude

The marvelous nature of God continues to be revealed in His infinitude, that is to say His limitlessness. There is no limit to the extent of the attributes of God. Considering this specifically, this indicates that God is not limited by time, space, or matter; He lacks no information, He is halted by no obstacles, He is subject to no human laws, He is subordinate to no authorities; He cannot be restricted by these things. Equally, we must consider that because of God’s infinitude His grace will prevail, that salvation is eternal, that His love is unconditional, that His justice is comprehensive, that His mercy is always new, and that His blessings are extensive beyond measure. Infinitude is not just an attribute; it is the way of God. Paul summarized this way when he stated, “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!” (Romans 11:33).

How blessed are His children to be able to turn from our limitations to a God of no limitations! God knows no bounds, which is an attribute that His finite children cannot claim, but it is a grace of which they can avail themselves. Who would have thought that blind Bartimaeus would have received his sight (Mark 10:46-52)? Blindness and other such plagues are incurable, unrepairable, and irreversible by human means. At most, technology has facilitated new ways to enhance the remaining capabilities of physical impairments (e.g. hearing aids, glasses, surgeries, etc.), but it cannot cure of person of their ailment once it occurs. As the story goes, “many” were the doubters that charged Bartimaeus to keep silence as he cried out to the Lord in faith. He saw with the eyes of faith what others could not see with the eyes of flesh. He knew that Jesus, the Son of God, was limitless in His ability to heal. Christ’s limitless grace is able to “save to the uttermost” (Hebrews 7:25).

Christian’s should find freedom to make bold requests because of God’s infinitude. God urges His people to “open wide thy mouth” and concludes with the emphatic declaration, “and I will fill it” (Psalm 81:10). Christians are liberated from the constraints of time put upon by the world; God’s timing is perfect because He is not bound by deadlines and schedules. He can act in a moment. He can circumvent a process because He is the owner of the process. For example, the changing of the water into wine (John 2:1-10) was a miracle that disregarded the natural process of water supplying life to a vine in order to produce juicy grapes. Jesus completely skipped over the processes of time and horticulture in order to display His limitless power. Christians should be reassured that God knows the needs before He is even asked. He can orchestrate circumstances before His children discern the need to pray. As a result, His children are free to trust Him because His boundless nature provides the assurance that all things will be delivered at the appropriate time.

Like the Psalmist, Christians must incline their heart to seek the face of God (Psalm 27:8). As Augustine once wrote, “Our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee.” One must take the necessary time to seek and to find rest in the infinitude of God.

My Prayer for Today:
Heavenly Father,
The bounty of Your greatness knows no bounds, and I am thankful that I can find rest in peace in Your power and grace. Help me to approach Your throne with bold confidence in Your ability and goodness. When I am hindered, I know Your grace can abound. When I am weak, Your strength can uplift me. When I have descended to the lowest points of my journey, You can set my feet upon the solid Rock and set me on the right path. As I seek Your face, grant me grace as I rest in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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