Vast, Unlimited, Unsearchable Greatness

I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.? Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever.? Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. (ps 145:1-3)

Imagine if you had a million years and unlimited money to explore every nook and cranny of this world. You could climb Mt. Everest, K-6, Kilimanjaro and all the mountain ranges on earth, then explore the Amazon and the Everglades. ?You could get in a bathyscaphe and dive to the depths of the oceans and see the incandescent creatures that live there. ?You could go spelunking in every cave, then tour the Taj Mahal then stroll through London’s Royal Palace. You could go through every room of every single house, hut and hovel on earth.

It might take more than a million years, but eventually you?d come to an end. Eventually you?d see all there is to see. And eventually, given enough time, you?d be bored.

Not so with God. His greatness is unsearchable.

That means we?ll never ever come to an end of discovering new glories and wonders in him.? And for all eternity there will always be things about God’s greatness that only he knows. Even the angels in heaven can’t know all God’s glory because they are finite and he’s infinite. His glory is unsearchable. ?After we?ve explored the marvels of God?s greatness for 10 million years, there will still be unlimited unexplored regions of glory to ravish us.

Sometimes on vacation at the shore I stand on the beach and marvel at the ocean?s vastness. Yet I know that if I sailed straight ahead I?d eventually run into Europe. But God has no boundaries. He has no other side.

How should we respond to such an infinitely great God?

Worship. Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised. We should adore and magnify him for his infinite unsearchable greatness. ?Isn?t it exciting to know that we?ll have eternity to explore Jesus? majesty and glory?

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I’m a pastor at Saving Grace Church in Indiana, PA. I’m married to Kristi, have 5 kids, and a growing number of grandkids. I enjoy songwriting, oil painting and coffee, not necessarily in that order.