“An infinite God” by Matthew Mead

“It is an infinite righteousness that must satisfy for our sins, for it is an infinite God that is offended by us.

If ever your sin be pardoned, it is infinite mercy that must pardon it.

If ever you be reconciled to God, it is infinite merit must do it.

If ever your heart be changed, and your soul renewed, it is infinite power must effect it.

And if ever your soul escape Hell, and be saved at last, it is infinite grace must save it.”

–Matthew Mead, The Almost Christian Discovered; or, the False Professor Tried and Cast (London: William Baynes and Son, 1825), 241.

“Our thoughts of God are not great enough” by J.I. Packer

“‘To whom then will you compare Me, that I should be like him? says the Holy One‘ (Isa. 40:25). This question rebukes wrong thoughts about God.

‘Your thoughts of God are too human,’ said Luther to Erasmus. This is where most of us go astray.

Our thoughts of God are not great enough. We fail to reckon with the reality of His limitless wisdom and power.

Because we ourselves are limited and weak, we imagine that at some points God is too, and find it hard to believe that He is not.

We think of God as too much like what we are. Put this mistake right, says God. Learn to acknowledge the full majesty of your incomparable God and Saviour.”

–J.I. Packer, Knowing God (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1973), 78-79.