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His Greatness Is Unsearchable

June 3, 2018


His Greatness Is Unsearchable

When one thinks about it,  we are pretty limited.     We can only run so fast — and the older we get,  the slower that pace gets.     We can only see so far  even with 20/20 eyesight.     Our hearing range  has limitations.     We can only feel  what is within our hand’s reach — and then,  are limited  to the degree of heat,  cold,  sharpness,  or whatever that we can experience.     Our knowledge is limited — even in our area  of expertise!     Our lives have one limitation after another  and we’ll never be able  to overcome those limitations  in this life.     Some say, “Bummer!”     They want to exceed these limits  for various reasons.

God created us  with limitations  for very good reasons.     We are sinners,  who do not always  use our God-given gifts  in a godly manner.      But,  God is unlimited  in everything  far beyond our imaginations.     Psalm 145:3  proclaims,

Great is the LORD,  and highly  to be praised;   
And His greatness  is unsearchable.

There is so much we don’t understand,  but Psalm 147:5 says  of God,  “His understanding  is infinite.”     There is no end  to God’s understanding.

Psalm 147:17 then asks us,  “Who can stand  before His cold?”     We cannot bear the cold  or heat  that the Lord created  and can send upon us.

We hope  that when we flub up,  no one will notice,  and maybe nobody will.    But,  Psalm 69:5  shows  that our sins are known.     It says, “O God,  it is Thou  who dost know my folly,    and my wrongs  are not hidden  from Thee.”

We think we are alone  in our moments  of privacy,  but we can’t hide anything  from the LORD.    In Psalm 139:1-4, David says,

“O LORD,  Thou hast searched me  and known me.    
Thou dost know  when I sit down  and when I rise up; 
Thou dost understand  my thought  from afar.   
Thou dost scrutinize  my path  and my lying down,   
And art intimately acquainted  with all my ways.   
Even before there is a word  on my tongue, 
Behold,  O LORD,  Thou dost know it all.”

We are limited  in time and space,  but Psalm 139:7  notes,  “Where can I go  from Thy Spirit?     Or where can I flee  from Thy presence?”     We have no clue  about all that God does,  but He knows everything  about us.

We have a date of birth  and of death,  intermingled with sicknesses,  accidents,  miseries,  loneliness,  worries  and sorrows.    But,  Psalm 90:2 says  of the Lord,

Before the mountains were born,   
Or Thou didst give birth  to the earth  and the world,   
Even from everlasting  to everlasting,  Thou art God.

We sweat and struggle trying  to make new inventions  and get them  to the market  before someone else does.     But,  creating all things  with marvelous intricacies  and wisdom  is done  only  with God’s word.     Many verses tell  of God’s ability  to speak  and have it done.     2 Peter 3:5 confirms  all those verses  by saying,  “By the word  of God  the heavens existed  long ago.”     And,  Genesis chapter 1 is filled  with  “And God said”  and then,  “And there was”  to emphasize God’s power  and authority  to create  just by His will  and word.

There is no end  to all the comparisons  we could make  between our weaknesses  and God’s almighty powers.     We cannot even learn  about everything  God has done — whether it be  of His creation  or His authority over history.     As we consider  just some  of the things God has done,  we can say  with King David  in Psalm 145:1,

I will extol Thee,  my God,  O King;   
And I will bless  Thy name  forever and ever.

As we bless God’s love  and power  on this earth,  we will be able  to bless His name forever  in heaven.     And now we say,  “Hallelujah!     My LORD,  You have done  all things well.     Your love  and mercy  are over all You have made.     Lead us  to our home  in heaven.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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