BEYOND UNDERSTANDING! Thursday 22 March


Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Memorise: Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. Isaiah 40:28

Read: Isaiah 40:21-28

God is love. It is commonly assumed that everybody knows who God is but this is not true. Some years ago, while in France, I was opportune to be a guest of the then Nigeria Ambassador to France. He organized a reception for me one evening and invited other ambassadors. At some point, I was asked to bring greetings to those around so I used the opportunity to talk about the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God. At the end of the talk, I made an altar call and about four of the ambassadors received Christ. By the time we began to eat, one of the ambassadors came to me and asked: “What is God?” It was then it dawned on me that I talked about the Son of man without introducing who God is.

Who is God? It is quite difficult to define God, Isaiah 40:28 says there is no searching of His understanding. Our understanding is too minute to fully comprehend who God is. How can you fully understand the one who is love and at the same time a Consuming fire (1 John 4:8, Hebrews 12:29)? From the perspective of love, you would want to embrace or hug the person in question but who would hug a consuming fire? How can you fully comprehend someone who according to 2 Chronicles 6:18 is so massive that the heaven of heavens cannot contain Him? How do you picture someone who sits in heaven while using the earth as His footstool and yet He could be so small that He lives inside of Human beings? 1 John 4:4 says:

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

What can be said of someone who dwells inside millions of His children and at the same time sits on His throne in Heaven and knows everything about everyone everywhere – in Heaven, on earth, in the galaxies and underneath the earth? How can you understand someone who in Psalm 24:10 is called the Ultimate Commander, yet He asks His creatures to command Him when it relates to the works of His hands (Isaiah 45:11)? God is beyond our understanding!

PRAYER POINT:
Lord, reveal yourself to me. 

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