“To infinity and beyond!” What a statement from a little, plastic toy. 😆 But our God, the God of the Bible, is actually infinite. More so than we could ever comprehend. Here’s what Berkoff says in his Systematic Theology book:
“The infinity of God is that perfection of God by which He is free from all limitations. In ascribing it to God we deny that there are or can be any limitations to the divine Being or attributes. It implies that He is in no way limited by the universe, by this time-space world, or confined to the universe. It does not involve His identity with the sum-total of existing things, nor does it exclude the co-existence of derived and finite things, to which He bears relation. The infinity of God must be conceived as intensive rather than extensive, and should not be confused with boundless extension, as if God were spread out through the entire universe, one part being here and another there, for God has no body and therefore no extension. Neither should it be regarded as a merely negative concept, though it is perfectly true that we cannot form a positive idea of it. It is a reality in God fully comprehended only by Him.”
And J. I. Packer brought it home when he said: “As [God] upholds everything in being, so he has everything everywhere always before his mind, in its own relation to his all-inclusive plan and purpose for every item and every person in his world (Dan. 4:34–35; Eph. 1:11).”
“In Him we also have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things in accordance with the plan of His will.” Ephesians 1:11
God’s infinity shows that He is in total control of EVERYTHING. Not only does that blow my mind, but it reminds me that He always has a plan for our lives, every item in our lives. There’s not a detail or line that is not before His eyes every moment of every day. What love He has to bring His will about through us, to infinity and beyond!
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