October 5, 2022     12:22 pm
195. Week of Trinity Sunday - Friday
His greatness is unsearchable.
          Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable.   Psalms 145:3
          God is a Spirit." (John 4:24). He is not bound by any limits as is a material body. But let no one be given to foolish and childish notions. God is not a spirit in the sense of a phantom or "spirit," or "ghost," such as the disciples imagined to behold. (Luke 24:37; Matt. 14:26). Nor is He a spirit like the created spirits, the angels. God is a Spirit who is actively and powerfully indwelling in all creation, and is infinitely above and beyond every creature. And God is a living and personal Spirit having intelligence and will, and He has created whatever there is of life, of personality, of intelligence, of will in all creation: God is a Spirit "from everlasting to everlasting" (Ps. 90:2), without beginning and without end, and immutable. And so God is omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient. (Jer. 23:23-24; Luke 1:37; Ps. 139:1-13). And God is holy. (Is. 6:3). He is Holiness itself. His is a spotless holiness, yes, it is impossible that any blemish should be found in it. And therefore He is just. (Dan. 9:7). Everything that He does is good and right - everything. And He is faithful. (Ps. 33:4). His Word does not fail, His faithfulness is immovable. And He is benevolent, merciful, gracious. (Ps, 145:9; Exod. 34:6-7). "God is Love." (1 John 4:8). He delights in doing good to His creatures, in showing mercy and grace; He is Love, Love itself, that Love of which all love in heaven and in earth is but an emanation, a reflection, a faint shadow. Yes, great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable! - And this God, this Lord, this Spirit, this eternal Spirit, this omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient, holy, just, faithful, benevolent, merciful, gracious God, who is Love, He, from everlasting to everlasting, subsists in three Persons. The Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, these three distinct Persons, are in one and the same eternal, altogether indivisible and undivided divine essence. So God is sufficient in Himself, and surely has need of no creature. But He has made creatures. And He is Love. Such is our God. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable!
          PRAYER: - O great, ineffably great God, help me to know You and to worship You in spirit and in truth! God, who is Love, and who in Your love bestows grace upon me in Christ Jesus, my Saviour, grant to me Your Holy Spirit, that through Jesus Christ I may rest my soul in Your love and grace revealed to me in Your Word, and thus unfailingly obtain salvation. Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
October 5, 2022     12:22 pm