Well, not God himself…but his greatness. Check this out.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
and his greatness is unsearchable. (Psalm 145:3)
Have you ever searched the internet for a specific website or topic, and you just get this page error? Well, the same thing occurs if you attempt to Google search ‘God’s Greatness.’
Unsearchable: a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist.
When the Psalmist claims that God’s greatness is unsearchable, he literally means that the ability to gain full, comprehensive understanding of all that defines the greatness of God does not exist! You and I can scratch the surface of that understanding and we can experience a portion of that greatness in our own lives and story. But to search and find all of his greatness? My friend, it’s just not possible.
Simply because his greatness is so vast and astounding that our finite mortal brains cannot contain it. It would be like trying to save 5 terabytes of valuable family photos on a 1 gigabyte flash drive. It would be impossible!
So, why is this a good thing? I’ll answer that with a question. Do you want to serve and worship a god who has limits? One who you can easily define and contain inside a box?
I didn’t think so 🙂
I’ll leave you with this final thought. Just because God’s greatness is unsearchable does not mean we should not attempt the search anyway. The journey to searching the greatness of God leads to a clearer understanding of the ‘HEART’ of God. The only way to discover new things about God’s heart is to enter into the abyss of the unsearched.
Comments, prayer requests, and questions are welcome below.