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Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 3:15 PM

Attributes of God (9)

A walk through A.W. Pink's Attributes of God. Feel free to read along and comment.

Ch. 9: The Power of God-

This passage builds upon all the other chapters and talks about the power of God. Without God's power, His judgments are impotent, His promises are fallible, and His word is empty.

Everything happens by God's power and authority. If God did not want something to happen, He would stop it. “Let there be light.” “Be clean” “Arise, take up your mat.” The calming of the storm, the multiplying of bread. Over and over we see God's power revealed throughout Scripture.

Check out this beautiful quote from C. H. Spurgeon -
God’s power is like Himself, self-existent, self-sustained. The mightiest of men cannot add so much as a shadow of increased power to the Omnipotent One. He sits on no buttressed throne and leans on no assisting arm. His court is not maintained by His courtiers, nor does it borrow its splendor from His creatures. He is Himself the great central source and Originator of all power (C. H. Spurgeon).
That is such a great reminder. Independent, self-existent, self-sustained. God is a powerful God. Compared to God, we are nothing. God laid the heavens. God formed the earth from dust.

This reminds me of that one amusing story floating around. I can't find a link, but basically it's a fictional conversation between a scientist and God and the scientist is boasting, “God we've explained everything about you, we don't need you, we can form man from dust, we can move mountains, we can perform miracles!” and God responds, “oh yeah? Let's see.” The man bends over to gather some dust and God stops him, “Make your own dust.”

Just cracks me up =) such a good reminder. God created everything. His power upholds the universe. He created everything. He preserves and sustains everything. He will one day judge everything, nothing escapes His notice, nothing escapes His will.

And ultimately His power is utilized not in a capricious and arbitrary manner, but in accordance to His great love. Now there's rest, security, and hope.
Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

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