I would love to explain God to you. But that is completely out of my ability in every way possible. You and I are finite beings, but God is infinite. This means that there’s only so much you and I can understand and retain about Him. God has revealed Himself to us in ways that we can understand, yet as much as we do know, we still don’t know a whole lot. God is not obligated to tell us anything, so it’s a peculiarly wonderful thing that God has told us what He has! God loves us and wants us to love Him, so he has made Himself known!
We can know a lot about God from the Bible and from creation. But even we Christians who know not just about God but know Him personally, don’t understand everything that God is doing and allows to happen in life. But that’s okay, because God is good and He knows what He’s doing. God Himself lets us know He has plans in mind when He spoke through Isaiah to Israel in Isaiah 55:8-11.
God knows everything from beginning to end and doesn’t see or experience time like we do. God knows all the facts to every event, even details that we will never know. (See also Isaiah 46:9-10.) God knows what everyone is doing and thinking at any given time at the same time. God is completely good and completely holy (Exodus 34:6-7; Leviticus 11:44-45, 20:7 & 26; Psalm 25:8, 145; James 1:17; 1 Peter 1:15-16). God is self-existent and doesn’t need anything. God is existent in ways that we cannot comprehend. God made the universe and its workings out of nothing (Genesis 1) just because He wanted to make people to love and be loved by. God has an overarching plan for humanity in which He’s given us each the ability to choose how to participate. God has given us a chance and a choice to be in Heaven with Him when the finite part of our existence is done; there is more for us to know!
If you want to have a powerful example of how infinite God is: He made your soul out of nothing, and He can make it nothing again. God put your soul into existence, and He can get rid of it as if you were never here. God is the only one who can destroy your soul, but He has made it to be immortal. When you die, your soul ultimately goes to either Heaven or Hell, depending on whether or not you believe in Jesus the Son of God who came to pay for our sins with His birth, life, death, and resurrection. God wants your immortal soul with Him in paradise (1 Timothy 2:3-6). God made a place for you to live here on earth, and He has also made more for you on the other side of death!
All that is just a small slice of everything God is and has done! I want to say so much more, but God is infinite, which is why I can’t tell you about all of everything that He is. I would love to talk about the concepts and theories of infinity, but even that wouldn’t even begin to explain all there is to know. Sometimes it gives me a headache just to try wrapping my head around the idea that at one point in time, there wasn’t actually a point in time or any time at all. God came up with the idea of time Himself!
I have so much on my mind about all this, but if I write it all down now, you’d have a disorganized, disorienting, over-filled blog post to read, so I’ll leave it at this for now and organize further thoughts on it for future posting. I hope I’ve given you something to think about and that you really get into thinking about the infinite nature of God.
God Invented It
Outside of and Unbound by Time
Why Doesn’t God Just Show Himself?
Thoughts and Reasoning
God in a Box
Outside the Box
God Inside and Outside the Box
Jesus in the Beginning
How Big Is God to You?