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God is Infinite
By Dorothy Cooper
March 23, 2011


Scripture 
Job 26:7-14

7 He spreads out the northern skies over empty space;
   he suspends the earth over nothing.
8 He wraps up the waters in his clouds,
   yet the clouds do not burst under their weight.
9 He covers the face of the full moon,
   spreading his clouds over it.
10 He marks out the horizon on the face of the waters
   for a boundary between light and darkness.
11 The pillars of the heavens quake,
   aghast at his rebuke.
12 By his power he churned up the sea;
   by his wisdom he cut Rahab to pieces.
13 By his breath the skies became fair;
   his hand pierced the gliding serpent.
14 And these are but the outer fringe of his works;
   how faint the whisper we hear of him!
   Who then can understand the thunder of his power?”

Devotion
Infinite means: Without limits, boundless, immeasurable. In other words, He is Omniscient—we can’t surprise him with anything. He knows our every thought before we think it, our every word before we speak it and our every deed before we do it. He is Omnipresent – He is present in every place at the same time. We can’t hide from him. He is Ominpotent—He is all powerful. Satan can do only what God allows him to do. In the end, God wins. How can we not trust such a God?
 

Job was an honest man. Innocent of any wrong and stayed away from evil. He had it all—a wife, 7 sons, 3 daughters, 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 pairs of oxen, 500 female donkeys, much land and a lot of servants. God allowed Satan to test him and he lost it all in one day. All he had left was a nagging wife who told him to curse God and die, and 3 “friends” who blamed him for all his troubles. But Job still believed that God was in control. Please read Job 26:7-14 to see just a very small part of how powerful our God truly is. 

Paul says it this way in his letter to the Ephesus Church: “I pray that you will have greater understanding in your heart. Then you will know the hope that God has chosen to give us. I pray that you will know that the blessings god has promised his holy people are rich and glorious. And you will know that God’s power is very great for us who believe. That power is the same as the great strength God used to raise Christ from death and put him at his right side in heaven. God made Christ more important than all the rulers, authorities, powers and kings. Christ is more important than anything in this world or in the next world. God put everything under his power and made him the head over everything for the church. The church is Christ’s body. The church is filled with Christ and Christ fills everything in every way.”

Prayer
Dear Lord, may all that we think and say and do bring honor and glory to your name. Amen.

Other scripture references
Job 26:7-14, Eph 18-23, 1 Tim 1:17

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