If anyone expresses any likeness and maintains that You are to be conceived in accordance with it, I know that this likeness is not a likeness of You; Similarly, if anyone recounts his understanding of You, intending to offer a means for Your being understood, he is still far away from You. For You are separated by a very high wall from all these methods of apprehending. This wall separates from You whatever can be spoken of or thought of, because You are free from all the things that can be captured by any concept. –Nicholas of Cusa
How great is God? He is greater than all thoughts, all words, all concepts, all ideas, all analogies, and all descriptions of Him. No matter how great we make Him, He is greater still! No orator can say enough, no writer can pen enough, and no artist can create enough to fully declare His greatness.
No scheme can outsmart His wisdom; no assault can overthrow His power; no plot can undermine His will; no darkness can dissipate His light; no weapon can penetrate His armor; no authority can dominate His rule.
No human observation of His works can fully reveal Him; no knowledge of His ways can fully explain Him; no confession of His attributes can fully define Him.
We cannot be too high in our praise of Him, too deep in our love for Him, too overjoyed in our celebration of Him, too devoted in our worship of Him, too committed in our surrender to Him, too trusting in our obedience to Him, too faithful in our service to Him, or too thankful in our gratitude to Him.
He, whose ways are past finding out, is greater than any question directed to Him, any need brought before Him, any help sought from Him, any burden cast upon Him, and any prayer offered to Him.
How great is God? Here are a few proclamations to help remind us…
My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9 AMP
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! “For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become His counselor?” “Or who has first given to Him And it shall be repaid to him?” For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen. Romans 11:33-36 NKJV
“To whom then will you liken Me, Or to whom shall I be equal?” says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high, And see who has created these things, Who brings out their host by number; He calls them all by name, By the greatness of His might And the strength of His power; Not one is missing. Why do you say, O Jacob, And speak, O Israel: “My way is hidden from the Lord, And my just claim is passed over by my God”? Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. Isaiah 40:25-28 NKJV
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, And You are exalted as head over all. 12 Both riches and honor come from You, And You reign over all. In Your hand is power and might; In Your hand it is to make great And to give strength to all. 1 Chronicles 29:11-12 NKJV