Jeremiah provides a succinct summary of God’s creative force: power, knowledge, and wisdom. Through it, he established the entire universe, our physical realm of existence.
God is a god of power. He is all-powerful, that is, almighty; he is omnipotent. There’s nothing he can’t do; nothing is too big for him, too complicated, or too hard. He unleashed his unlimited power to create us, our world, and the universe we live in.
How he did it doesn’t matter, but he was there at the beginning and before the beginning, creating our temporal reality out of his power.
Power without knowledge is, at best, a wasted effort; at worst, it is a tragedy. Fortunately, God is also a god of knowledge. He knows all things; nothing is beyond his comprehension. He is omniscient.
Creation is birthed by his power and through his knowledge.
Without wisdom, knowledge and power have no purpose. God is wisdom; he exemplifies the ultimate in understanding. Wisdom guides power and informs knowledge to create something truly marvelous. In his wisdom he made all things, working perfectly together in the ultimate masterpiece.
We are an amazing creation, living on an amazing world, stationed in an amazing universe. We applaud God for making it all, using equal parts power, knowledge, and wisdom.
Thank you, God. You are awesome.
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