Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Omnipotent God

Days of Praise
The Omnipotent God
January 19, 2010
"Then Job answered the LORD, and said, I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee." (Job 42:1-2)
This was Job's testimony at the end of his sufferings, as God revealed Himself to him, and Job acknowledged both the omnipotence and omniscience of his maker.
The omnipotence of God is a basic doctrine of Christianity, as well as of monotheism in general, yet multitudes of people who give mental assent to this doctrine live out their lives as though God either has died, or has become impotent, or has wandered away, leaving man alone as the captain of his fate. Therefore, it is well for us occasionally to remember again some of the great biblical affirmations of His omnipotence.
His very name is "God Almighty" (Genesis 35:11). "Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee" (Jeremiah 32:17). Furthermore, God required neither time nor process to create, make, and complete the infinite cosmos in all its complexity: "By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. . . . For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast" (Psalm 33:6, 9). "He is strong in power; not one faileth" (Isaiah 40:26).
In light of this truth, all the schemes of man are trivial. "Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance" (Isaiah 40:15). Evolutionary humanism which seeks to exalt time and chance as the cause of the universe, and man and his systems as its goal and guide, is thus the utmost foolishness!
Because He is omnipotent, His Word is trustworthy, and neither "height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:39). HMM
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