Living Water Daily Devotional 5-2-19
GOD IS INDESCRIBABLE
📖 READ: 1 Samuel 14:6-14
MEMORISE: Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! (Roman 11:33).
No one can enjoy the goodness of God beyond the degree of understanding he has about Him. The level of our understanding of God determines the level of our relationship with Him. Our victories and successes in life is in how much we know God. Jonathan, the son of King Son, was a perfect example of someone who knew God as a young man, he proved it when he alone ran to the battle against the Philistines.
When the armies of Israel had no weapons to fight battle, it was during this time that Jonathan summoned his armour bearer to follow him to fight with the Philistines, their dangerous and strong enemies. (I Sam.13:19-23). He left his father with up to six hundred able men of war at home, without telling anybody he took the courage to stand against the enemies of God’s people. He fought and eventually won the battle all alone. What was the secret behind his victory? He knew who God is and how He operates. Here is what he told his armour bearer: “Then Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, “Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; it may be that the LORD will work for us. For nothing restrains the LORD from saving by many or by few’” (I Sam.14:6).
This revelation statement, “for nothing restrains the LORD from saving by many or by few”, is the secret behind Jonathan’s victory. This statement opens our eyes to some attributes of God, no human being can share with Him. For example, God is infinite. He knows no boundaries and He is without measure. God is also sovereign, i.e., He is free to do what He knows to be the best and no person or any other force can stop Him from executing His purpose (Isa. 46:10). God’s attributes are incomprehensible. This attribute of God means that He cannot be fully known (Isa. 40:28). God also has attribute of irresistibility (Num. 23:20; Dan.4:35). Nothing can resist Him. Another one is incomparability of God (Isa.46:5; Lam.3:37). God is more than how you think He is. God is indescribable. You cannot predict Him. You just need to put your trust in Him.
- Lord, I praise your Holy name because you are incomparable, irresistible and indescribable.
- Teach me, Oh Lord, to put my trust in You everyday, in Jesus’ name.
- Lord, make Yourself known to all Your children of little faith, and double-minded ones.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Exodus 26:5 – 28:10; Matthew 22:43 – 23:18