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Of all the attributes of God (which I now know are too many to easily list!), the three I remember from childhood are His Omnipotence, His Omnipresence, and His Omniscience (spoiler alert - we'll be discussing these over the next three days). And while I remember the attributes themselves, I'm still fuzzy on their individual meanings.
So I headed over to the online dictionary, one of my favorite Bible study tools, and typed in Omnipotence. I love how that word is defined: unlimited power; able to do anything. Don't those phrases adequately describe our Heavenly Father?
Here's what the Bible has to say about God's omnipotence:
- Job 11:7-9 - "Can you search out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limits of the Almighty? They are higher than heaven— what can you do? Deeper than Sheol— what can you know? Their measure is longer than the earth and broader than the sea" (NKJV).
- Job 37:23 - "As for the Almighty, we cannot find Him; He is excellent in power, in judgment and abundant justice; He does not oppress" (NKJV).
- Jeremiah 32:17 - "Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You" (NKJV).
The Lord's omnipotence is one of those attributes that isn't expressly stated in Scripture but is clearly explained, as in the above verses. He definitely is capable of all things, including saving sinners, and isn't limited in any way. He is truly omnipotent.
I love serving a God who is capable of anything and everything. I can have full confidence in His ability to accomplish His sovereign will no matter what. There is tremendous comfort in knowing that His omnipotence is part of who He is!
Today's Assignment: Describe God's omnipotence in your own words. How does knowing that His power is limitless help you in your Christian walk?