A Little Time With The 1689: Day 24

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Day 24

Of God and of the Holy Trinity

Chapter 2, Paragraph 1.

“…infinite in being, and perfection, whose Essence cannot be comprehended by any but himself;…”

Scripture Lookup

Exodus 3:14.

Reflection

“I AM WHO I AM.”

How simple and immensely profound is that statement!

God is without measure and without limit in His being. His existence cannot be added to or taken away from. There are no limits to His perfection! God also is not constrained by time, yet is always present within time. There is no place in the universe too vast for Him, nor is there any particle too small – He is everywhere present. The psalmist reflects that truth in Psalm 139: “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence?”

We cannot fully know what makes God to be God, since we are finite creatures. Try to comprehend God, and the mind gets boggled. Because He is Supreme, only He can understand His essence.When we realize how limitless God is, and how perfect He is, awe and fear should be our natural response. He is truly out of our league.

So if we can’t fully grasp God, how are we to know Him? One mode of thinking prevalent in our society is to accept all notions of God as equally valid, with the reasoning that since no one can understand God fully, we should just accept all ideas about Him. That approach seems to avoid confrontation, and gives an air of high-mindedness, but in reality reflects laziness and denies truth. While no one can understand God completely, we can know what He has revealed to us about Himself. This is where Scripture is necessary, for all that we know about God comes from those pages. He, the God who is, wants us to know Him!

Question to Consider

  • Have you contemplated how incomprehensible the essence of God is?
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