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Thursday, April 17, 2014

O is for Omni

Omni is that little Latin word meaning "all".  In theology, God is often described in terms of the omni’s:  Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent.  He is All Powerful, All Knowing, All Present.  Omni also has the idea of “everywhere.”  Power everywhere, knowing everywhere, present everywhere.

We’re used to seeing those omni words associated with God.  But it’s always omni plus something.  I would suggest that God is simply Omni.  He is all.  He is everything.  1 Corinthians 15:58 speaks of God as all in all.  He is supreme.  He is sovereign.  He is everything.  And He should be everything to me; my all in all; my all sufficient treasure; my all fulfilling joy; my all.  He is Omni.

Jesus exhibits the original A-Z challenge.  He declares Himself to be the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the A to Z.  He is everything.  So this is an A-Z within an A-Z.  To remind myself how God is all, how Christ is beginning to end, here’s an A-Z describing God:

He is Awesome, Amazing
He is Beautiful, Best
He is Creator, Compassionate
He is Divine, Delightful
He is Estimable, Everlasting
He is Faithful, Forgiving, Fantastic
He is Glorious, Great, Gracious
He is Holy, Honorable
He is Immortal, Immovable
He is Just, Justifier
He is Kind, King
He is Love, Lovely
He is Majestic, Mediator
He is Near, Noble
He is Opulent, Overwhelming
He is Priceless, Preeminent, Perfect
He is Quality, Quintessential
He is Righteous, Radiant, Rock
He is Savior, Sovereign
He is True, Transcendent
He is Unending, Ubiquitous
He is Valiant, Virtuous
He is Wondrous, Wise
He is eXcellent, eXtraordinary (yeah, I had to cheat on those)
He is Yahweh
He is Zealous for His own glory!

What a joy to spend time meditating on all that God is for this post.  He is all.  He is omni.

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