No limits

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Everything has its limits, except the word of God. Even the universe, say the scientists, is not infinite. As good as something may be, there’s always a restriction.

To all perfection I see a limit,
but your commands are boundless.
Psalm 119.96 NIV

The word limit means extremity or end. It’s used for the end of a period of time, for example, Ex 12.41. Habakkuk uses it for a fulfillment, 2.3. Jeremiah indicates by it the ends of the earth, 50.26.

God’s commandment, that is, his word, is unlimited. Literally, it’s a phrase: extremely spacious. So ESV translates it as “exceedingly broad.”

NET understands it to mean “beyond full comprehension,” but let’s not limit the phrase to apply only to human understanding.

In the word of God, there is always space for the Lord to work. Always there is new strength to sustain us. Always there are applications of the truth that we did not see before, to guide us.

Thank you, my God, for the magnitude and breadth of your word, from which I may always draw new strength and greater understanding of your eternal plan.

Hold this thought: Scripture is useful for every moment and for every need.

What do you think?