The Omnipotence of God

Daily Manna

SATURDAY APRIL 11

TEXT: Isaiah 40:12-20

KEY VERSE: “To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?”(Isaiah 40:18)

God’s influence is overwhelming and can be perceived everywhere. A songwriter, after a cursory look at the creation, was left with no choice than to chant, “How Great Thou Art”.

Prophet Isaiah tries to put in perspective and in a language that can be easily understood, how powerful God is. His ability to forgive sin can also be discerned from here. The prophet says that the nations were as nothing before Him, not merely because of His immensity but because of their insufficiency to make any atonement by their oblations for the iniquities which they had committed.

He describes the foolishness of idolatry and how the practice makes a lot of demand on the practitioners above their abilities and capacity. “He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved” (verse 20)

Yet, God does not make such a demand on His worshippers. In looking at His plan for our salvation and the eventual coming of Christ to atone for our sins, we have every reason to be grateful to God, serve Him and entrust our whole being to Him.

In view of the great power of God and the incomprehensibility of His might, those who refuse to follow and worship Him are revelling in His long-suffering; but if they fail to repent, they will regret when He comes in His fury upon all children of disobedience. To avoid this fate, submit yourself to His omnipotence, repent of all sin and ensure you serve Him unreservedly.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God’s mercy is great towards all who serve Him.

THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Acts 9-10

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