I’m guilty of placing limits on God. I hear of enemies in our country and I cower. I run into obstacles in life and they are insurmountable in my eyes. I count my resources, measure my strength or stamina, and there isn’t enough.
My life has limits. I give away or spend too much money and it runs out. If I give away food, I go hungry. When I work too hard or run too far, I’m worn out. I grow tired of being compassionate. There are only so many tales of tragedy I can watch or listen too, before I close my eyes because I can’t help out.
This is my life. Therefore, in my mind, God lacks resources, strength, stamina, and compassion. I reason that maybe He might help me for a while, but pretty soon He’s done all He can or will. I’ve become accustomed to living within the limits of this world, and I expect God to be limited in the same way.
We attribute power to illusions. Our culture attempts to divide the power of the universe. It is attributed to the power of Mother Nature, the power of positive thinking, will power.
Omnipotence is an attribute of God Omnipotent:
- almighty or infinite in power
- having unlimited authority
- By His word, God created the universe and everything in it. How can He be less than equal to all the power within it? He has, at His instant command, all the power of the universe. (Genesis 1)
- God gives energy but He doesn’t expend it. He contains it all. I have a limited supply. I use it and that’s all there is.
- When Moses took stock of his earthly resources and questioned whether God could provide food for 600,000 soldiers, God said, “Is the LORD’s arm too short? Now you will see whether or not what I say will come true for you.” (Numbers 11:23 NIV)
- Jesus explained to the disciples how hard it would be for a rich man to enter Heaven. They questioned how anyone could be saved. He told them it wasn’t within human power, but “with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26 NIV)
- When the disciples wanted to send them away, Jesus fed more than five thousand people with five small barley loaves and two fish. (John 6:1-14)
- “Why should any of you consider it incredible that God raises the dead?” Acts 26:8
- John heard the roar of a great multitude in Heaven. “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,” (Revelation 19:1 NIV)
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