God’s gifts in nature have their limitations. They are finite because they have been created, but the gift of eternal life in Christ Jesus is as limitless as God. The Christian man possesses God’s own life and shares His infinitude with Him. In God there is life enough for all and time enough to enjoy it. Whatever is possessed of natural life runs through its cycle from birth to death and ceases to be, but the life of God returns upon itself and ceases never. And this is life eternal: to know the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom He has sent.
The mercy of God is infinite too, and the man who has felt the grinding pain of inward guilt knows that this is more than academic. “Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.” Abounding sin is the terror of the world, but abounding grace is the hope of mankind. However sin may abound it still has its limits, for it is the product of finite minds and hearts; but God’s “much more” introduces us to infinitude. Against our deep creature-sickness stands God’s infinite ability to cure.
The Christian witness through the centuries has been that “God so loved the world…;” it remains for us to see that love in the light of God’s infinitude. His love is measureless. It is more: it is boundless. It has no bounds because it is not a thing but a facet of the essential nature of God. His love is something He is, and because He is infinite that love can enfold the whole created world in itself and have room for the thousand times ten thousand worlds beside. “This, this is the God we adore, our faithful, unchangeable Friend, Whose love is as great as His power, and neither knows measure nor end. ‘Tis Jesus, the first and the last, Whose Spirit shall guide us safe home; we’ll praise Him for all that is past, and trust Him for all that’s to come.” (Joseph Hart). (Article excerpted from “The Knowledge of the Holy”-By A. W. Tozer).
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(Article excepted from “The Knowledge of the Holy”-By A. W. Tozer).