God Is Mighty!
Greatness and goodness meet and unite in God. Majesty and mercy are alike displayed by him. He is high — but he has respect unto the lowly. He is glorious beyond conception — but He is as gracious as he is glorious.
Everything in God is infinite!
Infinite goodness and infinite greatness;
infinite majesty and infinite mercy;
infinite glory and infinite grace
— are alike in God. "Behold, God is mighty — and does not despise any." Job 36:5.
Here is, GOOD NEWS FOR WEAK SOULS. "Behold, God is
MIGHTY." There is nothing too hard for him. He can do all things. He can do
all things . . .
with perfect ease,
without instruments or means,
though all should conspire to oppose him!
Whatever is for his own glory — he will do. Whatever he has promised — we may ask him to do. If it is for our good — he will do it; therefore having asked — we may expect him to do it.
Let us therefore look away from weak man, who often cannot help us if he would — for the Lord always can.
Let us look above strong foes — for the Lord is infinitely stronger; and if they are our foes — he is our friend.
Let us go to him with our powerful corruptions — that he may destroy them; and in our weakness — that he may make us strong.
Are you weak? Behold God is mighty — and He will glorify his strength in your weakness!
Here is also, AN ENCOURAGING TESTIMONY. "He does not despise any." Despising would be an act of pride — and pride cannot dwell with God. He is so mighty — that he fears none; and so merciful — that he despises none. He despises not the poor, for "this poor man cried and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles." He despises not the afflicted, "for he has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither has he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him — he heard." Nor does he despise the guilty, for to the adulteress Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more." Nor does he despise the most unworthy, therefore he sent his gospel to the murderers of his Son.
Instead of despising —
he listens to their cries,
he regards their prayers,
he relieves their distresses,
and he saves their souls!
Had he despised any, it might have been wicked Manasseh — but he heard, pardoned, and saved him. Or the woman who was a notorious sinner — but Jesus pardoned her and bade her go in peace. Or, it may have been the blind beggars, the filthy lepers, or the devil-possessed madmen in the days of his flesh — but no, he never despised one!
Reader, he will not despise you.
However low you may have sunk,
however wicked you may have been,
however guilty you may feel —
the Lord will not despise you, nor refuse to save you.
Here is a plea to carry to the throne of grace. We may tell the Lord, that it is said in his word, that he does not despise any, and therefore we venture to come, and however despicable in ourselves, we cannot think that he will despise us.
Here is a prospect for the poor. The rich, the great, the noble of this world, may despise the poor — but God will not. He is the poor man's friend. He is ever ready to hear the poor man's cry. Yes, he has chosen the poor of this world, who are rich in faith, to be heirs of his kingdom.
God is mighty in working — therefore let believers rejoice, for he will do for them exceeding and abundantly above all that they ask or think. He will fulfill in them all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power.
God is mighty in his wrath, therefore let obstinate sinners tremble. He will rule them with a rod of iron, and dash them in pieces as a potter's vessel. His wrath is as a consuming fire, which nothing can ever quench. Let us then take hold of his strength, and be at peace with him.
God is mighty. Behold and admire his might in creation, in providence, and in grace.
God is mighty. Behold and improve this thought, by making him your friend, by walking with him in peace and holiness.
God is mighty. Behold and tremble — if you have God for your enemy. O seek his grace — for you cannot bear his wrath! Be reconciled unto him, for you cannot endure his terrible judgments, which will be executed on all impenitent sinners.
If the eye of an unconverted man rests upon this page, to you, my fellow sinner, I must say — you have cause for fear. Living as you do, without God and without hope in the world, a stranger to the power of true religion, the preciousness of Christ, and the peace of God in the conscience — you are in the greatest danger! At any moment you may be cut down. Sudden death would be to you — sudden damnation! How dreadful the thought, to be one hour on earth, surrounded with all its comforts and pleasures — and the next hour in Hell! And yet this must be the case — unless you come to Jesus, commit your soul to Jesus, and obtain the salvation that is in Jesus.
"Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him." John 3:36