Nahum 3:8-10 KJV
Art thou better than populous No, that was situate among the rivers, that had the waters round about it, whose rampart was the sea, and her wall was from the sea?
Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were thy helpers.
Yet was she carried away, she went into captivity: her young children also were dashed in pieces at the top of all the streets: and they cast lots for her honourable men, and all her great men were bound in chains.
I find this passage to be typical of the human perception; they viewed the strength of No, because of her supporters, to be infinite, having no end. And yet it did end. It was thought to be infinite but it was far from it.
Only God is truly infinite.
And so is the corrupted view of men. Having received the forbidden fruit we are forever seeing ourselves with godlike qualities.
- We know good and evil
- We measure ourselves among ourselves
- We expect others to subordinate themselves below us
- We create our own moral expectations and
- We always come short of the glory of God.
When reaching out for infinity, when assigning to something unending strength, we would always do right to give that to God alone.