There is nothing like contemplating the distances of God to underscore the finiteness of man, and rouse our fitness in Him. “Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.” Revelation 13:10
Known since before creation– wondrous thought! Revelation 13:8 mentions the beast who had authority over “all whose name had not been written before the foundation of the world in the Lamb’s book of life.” “My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” (Psalm 139:15,16)
I bear my sin no more! “As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.” “I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.” (Psalm 103:12; Isaiah 43:25)
His love is measureless! “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him.” “[I pray] that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge.” (Psalm 103:11; Ephesians 3:17-19)
He is with us everywhere and forever! “If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.” “And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Psalm 139:9-10; Matthew 28:20)
“Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.” These truths are enough to bolster endurance and faith, no matter what. (Psalm 139:6)
Lord, You have gone the distance for me, to the Cross. May I in faith endure, and go the distance for You.