Unrivalled (God is Infinite) – (p1)

God is infinite – the God of no limits

We are measurable and God is not, but we as humans love to measure everything.

Job 11:7-9

Who has measured everything – God. Who has measured God – no one! God is limitless and has no rivals.

Exodus 15:11

Isaiah 40:18

  1. Will you reflect or rival?
    • As humans we test the limits God has given us and we question the boundaries God has placed in his word and suspect that what is withheld is desirable, rather than dangerous.
    • Genesis 3:4-5 – Adam and Eve desired to become like God.

Only God is:

  • Infinite
  • Self-existent
  • Eternal
  • Omnipresent
  • Omniscient
  • Omnipotent
  • Sovereign

God is and we can be (with the Holy Spirit):

  • Loving
  • Just
  • Good
  • Gracious
  • Wise
  • Patient
  • Faithful
    • When we go after the first list we’re trying to rival God, but we’re Called to reflect God as Christ did, not to rival God and steal his glory as Satan tempts us to do
    • We are to be like God in our limited humanity.
  1. Will you change how you measure?
    • Learn to measure as God measures.
    • Romans 5:20
    • God measures our sin, but before we need to worry about that his grace exceeds the measure of our sin.
    • Romans 4:7-8

How can we measure and count differently because of Jesus Christ?

  • Count others more significant than yourself – Philippians 2:3
  • Re-evaluate the measure of human success – Philippians 3:7-8
  • Change how we measure adversity – James 1:2