Exodus 15: The Infinite Nature of God
As we enter Exodus chapter 15, the people of Israel were understandably excited. They had seen impending doom, and God delivered them from those problems.
Because of that, Moses decided to write a song to show how much God meant to him. Here is part of it for you to think about.
Exo 15:1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Exo 15:2 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
The second verse is really what I care more about for the purposes of this entry.
When you look at those verses, we can see an outline of the many of the different titles that God has.
It is kind of interesting because throughout the entire Bible, every name that God is given adds a different dimension to what we know about Him already.
However, even with all of this information that we are provided, compared to the infinite nature of God, we really don’t know very much at all. People always say that the more you learn, the more you realize that there’s so much more than that you don’t know.
I think that Christianity is somewhat similar. When we’re young children hearing the Bible stories that we all know, it seems incredibly simple. As we progress beyond that most basic level, we can appreciate the fact that there a lot of things that we simply don’t understand yet.
In my mind, the fact that there is always something more to learn about the character of God is appealing. He is not a simple being that we can easily learn some set parameters of and feel like we have an entire understanding.
By nature of being infinite, there are a lot of things that we don’t know, but that is why there are verses like the one I have noted above. We may not know everything, but when we are given images of who God is, that can help us as we develop a relationship with Him.
When this happens, even though we will still not understand everything right away, we will begin to draw closer to Him and learn more about who He is.