Thursday, April 11, 2013

Higher Ground

8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” — Revelation 1:8 (NASB95)
08-06-2008 11:51:59 PMI just purchased MEdia Net Unlimited for 15.00,is it really unlimited???Re: Is unlimited really unlimited?
‎08-07-2008 12:33:38 AMYes its pretty much unlimited as long as its used on an allowed handset (can't be used with smartphones, PDAs, laptops, iPhones etc as they have their own plan requirements) and as long as you stay withint the Terms and Conditions here paying close attiontion to the Prohibited and Permissible uses section:– Copied from AT&T Community Forums
That exchange reminds me of my Internet provider years ago who offered an “unlimited” service. Many of us who took advantage of were shocked to receive a notice from the provider that some were “abusing” the unlimited service by staying connected for too long. Back then, we won that argument and the provider had to either back down, or change “unlimited” to mean what they really intended to sell us.

Unfortunately, you must now pay attention to the highly defined terms in the small print, because “unlimited” might not mean what you think. Now this plays right into a discussion about God. Lots of people reject the idea of an “unlimited” God. They will argue that God can’t make square circles, for example. Don’t fall for that. God is also a God that operates by truth and reason. There’s no such thing as a square circle, and the fact that God can’t make one doesn’t detract from God’s unlimited power.

But God doesn’t always do what we expect him to do. We ask things of him and he doesn’t deliver, so we figure either he doesn’t care or can’t respond. Either way, we’re questioning his unlimited abilities. Be careful with that. If God is truly unlimited in knowledge, power, etc., then he just might know something you don’t.

The real question when it comes to God is not so much his unlimited nature as it is our faith. What do you believe about God? Can you accept the evidence in scripture, and God’s own claim to unlimited knowledge and power? It’s a big step. Big steps are easy to stumble on. But big steps often lead to higher ground.