The power of God is that ability and strength whereby
He can bring to pass whatsoever He pleases,
whatsoever His infinite wisdom may direct, and
whatsoever the infinite purity of His will may
resolve. . . . As holiness is the beauty of all God’s
attributes, so power is that which gives life
and action to all the perfections of the Divine nature.
How vain would be the eternal counsels,
if power did not step in to execute them. Without power
His mercy would be but feeble pity,
His promises an empty sound, His threatenings a
mere scarecrow. God’s power is like Himself:
infinite, eternal, incomprehensible; it can neither be
checked, restrained, nor frustrated by the
creature. (S. Charnock).
C. H. Spurgeon states it well, "God’s power is like
Himself, self-existent, self-sustained.
The mightiest of men cannot add so much as a shadow
of increased power to the Omnipotent One. He sits on no buttressed throne and leans on no assisting arm. His court is not maintained by His courtiers, nor does it borrow its splendor from His creatures. He is Himself the great central source and Originator of all power."