The Attributes of God: Infinite

Job 11:7–9 (ESV)
7 “Can you find out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limit of the Almighty?
8 It is higher than heaven—what can you do? Deeper than Sheol—what can you know?
9 Its measure is longer than the earth and broader than the sea.

When you hear that God is infinite, what do you think of? I am most likely to think about his eternal existence. However, eternality is really a different attribute that we will discuss later. When we say that God is infinite, we mean something more than he has no beginning or ending.

When we speak of God’s infinite nature, we must realize that it speaks of everything we say about God. When we say that God is loving, we mean that he is infinitely so. When we speak of God being just, he is infinitely so. He is infinitely holy. He is infinitely good. Everything that God is, he is in an infinite manner.

One of my seminary professors used to say that when we speak about God, we will eventually come to a point where we throw our hands up in the air and say say, “I cannot fully understand this!” As finite beings, it is impossible for us to fully grasp what is infinite. We can understand our made-up and limited understandings of the things of God, but we can never fully grasp or exhaust what it means to know God.


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