Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Mighty God

 1The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
 2Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.
 3Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
 4He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.
 5Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.
 6And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah. 
(Psalm 50:1-6, King James Version)

The Mighty God
The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.

Psalm 50 opens with an awesome picture of the mighty God, calling to the earth from the heavens. There is no doubt that when God calls from heaven, all the earth is silenced before Him. Why? For God is judge himself.

Too often we are so caught up in the love of God that we fail to consider all aspects of who God is. Yes, indeed, God is a God of love, but because of that love, He is also a God of justice and judgment. As dwellers on the earth, we are so enamored with ourselves that we superimpose our greatness and power even above the greatness and power of God. Yet, before God we are nothing!

Can we truly stand before this God who shall come, and shall not keep silence? Can we stand before a God who comes with a devouring fire before Him? Let all the earth note, that this is the mighty God.

Take note, too, that this God knows His people; He knows those who have made a covenant before Him--those who are covered by the blood of His own dear Son. To the child of God, Psalm 50 brings hope and inspiration as we view this awesome God we serve.

However, to those who do not serve this God, Psalm 50 brings terror. Those who do not serve God are those who will fall before the tempest surrounding this holy God, and will be devoured by His consuming fire.

One does not have to look far to see the power of God displayed throughout our entire world. This year the entire globe has been inundated with hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, and more. With one word from His mouth, God can easily bring man to His knees. The frightening truth, however, is that few men actually see God's power in the natural disasters that occur. Instead they view the effects of nature as simply mere chance.

Sadly, even God's people are slow to equate natural disasters with the hand and power of God. We love to think of God's love, but are reticent to consider His judgment. Let us remember that nothing in this world occurs apart from the mighty hand of God, and everything that occurs is part of God's perfect plan, set in motion before time began.

Yes, we serve a mighty God; all nature bows before Him and declares His righteousness.

God Bless You,
Linda

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