January 23rd, 2021 – Saturday Afternoon
“Now to Him who is able…” ~Jude 1:24a
Have you ever used dynamite? I’m guessing most of us never have, but we probably all know what it’s used for and what it can do. That being said, it is not the explosive nature of dynamite that we should think on in the context of this passage; rather, think on how a small amount of this chemical compound can blast gigantic rocks and move mighty mountains. Dynamite comes from the Greek word for “dynamic” or “power”, very similar to and taken from the word that is used for “able” above. In other words, the word for “able” is the root word for the word used for “power” and “dynamic”. This root word means, among other things, “to be able to do something” or “to be capable, strong and powerful”. It is this word for “able” that is found in Ephesians 3:20 when it says that God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above what we can even think!
Back to the snippet of Jude above… Think about what God is able to do. We will look more at the specifics of what comes next in this passage next week, Lord willing, but for now let us think on what God has done, what He can do, what He is doing, and what He will do. There is no one who can compare to Him and there is nothing that is outside of His scope of power and authority. He is able to do anything that is in keeping with His nature and there is NONE who can overrule Him. Praise the LORD!