A.W. Tozer on the Infinitude of God

aw_tozerI’ve been reading A.W. Tozer’s book, The Knowledge of the Holy. What a delight!

It’s a study of the attributes of God. Each chapter devotes 4-6 pages to something true about God: His self-existence, self-sufficiency, immutability, omniscience, faithfulness, love, justice, holiness, etc.

I love reading the reflections of a godly man on the character of God!

Here’s an excerpt from the chapter on “God’s Infinitude,” a reference to His limitlessness. God is measureless; He knows no bounds. And He is the only One in the universe of whom this can be said. Everything else and everyone else is created and therefore has limitations.

“Because God’s nature is infinite, everything that flows out of it is infinite also. We poor human creatures are constantly being frustrated by limitations imposed upon us from without and within. The days of the years of our lives are few, and swifter than a weaver’s shuttle. Life is a short and fevered rehearsal for a concert we cannot stay to give. Just when we appear to have attained some proficiency we are forced to lay our instruments down. There is simply not time enough to think, to become, to perform what the constitution of our natures indicates we are capable of.

How completely satisfying to turn from our limitations to a God who has none. Eternal years lie in His heart. For Him time does not pass, it remains; and those who are in Christ share with Him all the riches of limitless time and endless years. God never hurries. There are no deadlines against which He must work. Only to know this is to quiet our spirits and relax our nerves. For those out of Christ, time is a devouring beast; before the sons of the new creation time crouches and purrs and licks their hands. The foe of the old human race becomes the friend of the new, and the stars in their courses fight for the man God delights to honor. This we may learn from the divine infinitude.”

Wow! How great is our God! Amen?

I also like his comments above about the brevity of life. I’m reminded of Moses’ prayer in Psalm 90:12 – “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

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