Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mighty...and For Us

Steve had the Scripture reading at church again this morning. His brief meditation on Psalm 93 was very similar to something I've blogged about before--but, typically, he managed to say the same thing in about 10 percent of the words :) Thought I would share what he shared today, because I always need the reminder...

The LORD reigns; he is robed in majesty; 
     the LORD is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. 
Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. 
Your throne is established from of old; 
     you are from everlasting. 

The floods have lifted up, O LORD, 
     the floods have lifted up their voice; 
     the floods lift up their roaring. 
Mightier than the thunders of many waters, 
     mightier than the waves of the sea, 
     the LORD on high is mighty! 
Your decrees are very trustworthy; 
     holiness befits your house, 
     O LORD, forevermore. 

--Psalm 93

We serve a mighty God--one who is able to control the seas and floods with ease, and whose throne has forever been established. Nothing that happens is outside His control.

Yet this alone is not necessarily good news for us. We could be serving an almighty tyrant who delights in our suffering.

It is in the cross that we see how God is not only mighty, but He is for us. He was willing, in fact, to relinquish some of His might by stepping off His forever-throne and placing Himself into the hands of men. Rather than delighting in our suffering, He suffered in our place. Rather than using His might to crush us, He uses it to conform us into the very image of Jesus. We serve a mighty God, and because of the blood of Jesus, He is for us.

Knows, Wants to, Can Do It
The Really Amazing Thing

No comments: