Friday 28th February 2020 Devotion
Scripture:- Psalm 102:1-28
Topic:- The Attributes Of God [10 & 11]
Text:- Exodus 3:14
God has the unlimited power to accomplish anything that can be accomplished — this is termed omnipotence. The things God does are neither difficult nor easy for God; they are only either done or not done.
This is because difficulty is a factor that comes about only through the potential for not accomplishing a task. This does not apply to God for potentials do not apply to Him — only actuals.
God’s power to do all that He desires is the fuel for the engine of sovereignty, which accomplishes His providence. A senseless challenge to God’s sovereignty is the question of whether He can make a rock so heavy that he couldn’t lift it.
This is a senseless question because the feat requested is not a thing to be accomplished through power, but rather by contradiction of reality — the equivalent of asking whether Homer could write an epic so long that he couldn’t read it.
By omnipresence — also referred to as “ubiquity” — we mean that God is everywhere present in the fullness of His being.
This allows Him to interact in any places at any times (even in multiple places simultaneously). Being in all locations present in the whole of His being, there is no place we can go and not be in His presence; this is a comfort for Christians and a torment to non Believers.
God is not spatial or dimensional in existence as we are; if He were, we would constantly be bumping our heads on Him.
While it is beyond the scope of our understanding to work out how it is that God can be ubiquitous but act locally, we accept it in like manner as many other recalcitrant ideas: the Virgin Birth, the Incarnation, the ex nihilo Creation, etc.
Prayer Point:- Oh Lord God, You are good and Your goodness is for ever, bestow upon me henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.