Thursday, 27 November 2014

Awesome God!

TEXT: Jeremiah 32:16-25
Key Verse: “Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee” (Jeremiah 32:17).
Kings and emperors in the past wielded such power and authority over their subjects that made their presence evoke awe and terror. Their words could mean death or life. Some even considered themselves as semi-gods and demanded to be worshipped. But whatever power they might have had and whatever they might have thought of themselves, they were still human and were plagued by all the weaknesses known to man.
Yet God is God! He alone possesses such power and authority that cannot be questioned or limited by any factor. Prophet Jeremiah knew Him better. That was why when he considered all the judgment God had determined to bring upon the people of Judah, he shuddered! God’s power and might is awesome and overwhelming. He has the power to bring to pass whatever He has determined to do. If He has determined to bring judgment upon people, He can do it and no one can question Him. His power can also bring to pass what human mind consider impossible.
In today’s passage, the prophet illustrates with the purchase of the land, the promise of God to restore the children of Judah to their land after their captivity in Babylon. This is possible, for according to the prophet, there is nothing too hard for God to do.
The knowledge of God’s awesome power should produce certain effects in us. It should make us know that God’s word is not to be toiled with. Whatever He says, either a proclamation of judgment or a pronouncement of blessing, He is able to bring to pass. We should, therefore, reverence and honour Him in all that we do. We should not attempt to take His word for granted or His delayed judgment as a sign of weakness. If He has held back His judgment to this point, it is only because He is merciful and longsuffering, waiting for the sinner to embrace His mercy and repent. It should also make us have confidence in all the good promises He has given to us, knowing that He is able to bring everyone of them to pass.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: There is no match to the power of God.

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