Pastor Thomas Smith   -  

“But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?” I Kings 8:27

The word infinite means “without limits or bounds.” This is the God that we know and love; He is in every way immeasurable. In all of His attributes, God is limitless and endless. When you consider His love, mercy, holiness, wisdom, justice, wrath, knowledge, etc., the Lord is boundless. God is not restricted by time or space. He fills eternity from everlasting to everlasting.

Sometimes people act and speak as if we could exhaust His mercy or love. I have heard people in their prayers apologize for bothering God with their burdens or needs as though He is limited in the number of prayers He is able to hear or understand. It is sometimes difficult for finite creatures to relate to God in His infinity. Annie Johnson Flint expressed the essence of His infinity in these words of the song, “He Giveth More Grace.” “He giveth more grace as our burdens grow greater, He sendeth more strength as our labors increase; To added afflictions He addeth His mercy, To multiplied trials He multiplies peace. His love has no limits, His grace has no measure, His power no boundary known unto men; For out of His infinite riches in Jesus He giveth, and giveth and giveth again.”

God be praised for His fathomless resources! The infinity of God means that He is not limited. He has all the grace that we need, and then some. His love cannot be exhausted. His mercy endures forever. His wisdom knows no end. His ability to answer our prayers and work in our lives is only limited by our faith and His will. We sometimes measure the probability of answered prayer by our imagination, and yet He “is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20).

Unbelievers struggle with God’s nature because they cannot comprehend the God Who has always existed, has never changed, and will be the same – millions of years from now – as He was before there was time. Skeptics question the Bible account of creation because they do not understand how God could create everything out of nothing in six literal days. Others wonder how Christ could take the sins of the whole world on His body on the cross at one time. They do not understand nor appreciate our God Who is infinite.