MAY 10 – THE UNCREATED ONE

O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

—Psalm 104:24

You may find this hard to believe, but God is just as far above an archangel as he is above a caterpillar. You know what a caterpillar is—it’s a little worm the size of your finger, with a fur coat. And of course, it’s not a very high-class thing. It’s never been out in society. It doesn’t amount to much—it’s just a worm. And you have to watch it very carefully to know whether it’s traveling west or east, because it looks the same all the way around. That’s a caterpillar.

An archangel, on the other hand, is that holy creature that we see beside the sea of God, in the presence of God’s throne. That mighty creature is a little higher than the angels, just as man was made for a time a little lower. That being can look upon the face of God with unveiled countenance. This is the archangel. It never was in sin, and no one knows how vast it might be. And yet God is just as far above that archangel as He is above the caterpillar.

Why? Because both the archangel and the caterpillar are creatures. And God is the uncreated One who had no beginning, the self-existent One who was never created, but who was simply God, who made all things. AOGII036-037

Lord, how awesome it is that You are infinitely far above me and yet You love me! I worship Your majesty and rest in Your love. Amen. [1]


104:24 wisdom The Hebrew word used here, chokhmah—meaning “skill,” “experience,” and “shrewdness”—is often used of human wisdom. Yahweh’s chokhmah is marked by His insight and foresight.[2]


104:24 In wisdom. See notes on Prov. 8:22–31. The divine answer to Job (Job 38–41) contains many examples of God’s wisdom in creation.[3]


[1] Tozer, A. W., & Eggert, R. (2015). Tozer on the almighty god: a 365-day devotional. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

[2] Barry, J. D., Mangum, D., Brown, D. R., Heiser, M. S., Custis, M., Ritzema, E., … Bomar, D. (2012, 2016). Faithlife Study Bible (Ps 104:24). Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

[3] Sproul, R. C. (Ed.). (2015). The Reformation Study Bible: English Standard Version (2015 Edition) (p. 953). Orlando, FL: Reformation Trust.

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