An opportunity for you to continue your study of God’s Word throughout the week…
“GOD HAS NO POTENTIAL”
Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”
Many of us are regularly on the Internet and one of the most familiar names on the Internet is Google. Google is the most used search engine on the web today. Have you ever thought about what Google means? Actually, the term “Google” is a noun that became a verb.
You have most likely heard people saying “I Googled it.” So Google is a verb. But what about “Google is one of the most popular search engines on the Internet”? Google is also a noun. Actually, Google is now used as both a noun and a verb.
God’s name is also a verb—I AM. The verb tense here is imperfect and could be translated “I Am who was, who is, and who will continue to be.” God is completely and totally everything that He could possibly be. In fact, this means that He also has no potential to be anything other than what He is.
When it is said that a person has “no potential” it is generally not a positive statement and usually points to an inability to grow to a higher level. However, in God’s case, there is no potential because He already is actually at the highest level possible. Therefore, God having “no potential” is actually positive because it affirms His total completeness and lack of need (and ability) for any growth or change. I AM.
THOUGHT: God IS life… we HAVE life because He gives it to us.