God Vs. Man
"In heaven there is perfect peace; for there is perfect holiness, and there is God, Who is love." - Matthew Henry
How would you describe God?
The Scriptures give us many wonderful concepts.
"Riches and honor" come from Him. He reigns over all. In His hand is "power and might" (1 Chronicles 29:12).
"He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength" (Job 9:4).
He alone spreads out the heavens, and treads upon the waves of the sea (Job 9:8)..
He does "great things past finding out," and "wonders without number" (Job 9:10).
"Hell is naked before Him, and destruction hath no covering" (Job 26:6).
"He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing" (Job 26:7).
He has "compassed the waters with bounds" (Job 26:10).
"He divideth the sea with His power, and by His understanding He smiteth through the proud" (Job 26:12).
He treads down the wicked in their place (Job 40:12).
He reigns (Psalm 99:1)..
He is "great in Zion; and He is high above all the people" (Psalm 99:2).
He is "great," and His name is "great in might" (Jeremiah 10:6).
His "dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom is from generation to generation" (Daniel 4:34).
He does "according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth" (Daniel 4:35).
None can stop His hand or say to Him, "What doest Thou?" (Daniel 4:35)
His is the "kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen" (Matthew 6:13).
All power is His in heaven and in earth (Matthew 28:18).
He is "far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come" (Ephesians 1:21).
In Job 25:2, Bildad the Shuhite described Him as such - "Dominion and fear are with Him..." In other words, he was saying that God is the Sovereign Lord over all. He is clothed with terrible majesty. He is so great and glorious. He has the incontestable authority to give and enforce laws and to dispose of His creation as He wills.
Bildad went on to say - "He maketh peace in His high places" (Job 25:2).
In the heavenly worlds, amidst the numerous and mighty armies of heaven, He keeps order, peace, and blessed concord among all.
Colossians 1:20 says - "Through the blood of His cross," He "made peace," reconciling "all things unto Himself," "whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven."
Bildad then asked - "Is there any number of His armies?" (Job 25:3)
It is a known fact that one can tell of the greatness and power of a leader or prince by the size and might of his army. God's troops, bands, or armies of heaven are ever victorious. These hosts of angelic beings are at His beck and disposal. John the Apostle described them as such - "and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands" (Revelation 5:11).
What about His overall influence over His creation? Bildad asked - "...and upon whom doth not His light arise?" (Job 25:3)
The "light" of His sun penetrates all places. The "light" of His knowledge exposes all and makes all things "naked and open" before Him. And the "light" of His goodness extends to all of His blessed creation.
His "light" is so magnificent that even the "moon" and the "stars" are dark, obscure, dim, and defective when compared to Him - "Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in His sight" (Job 25:5).
With such an Awesome Being in the background, how would you then describe man?
In the midst of God's penetrating and blinding Light, Bildad asked - "How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?" (Job 25:4)
In comparison to God, man is earthly, corrupt, filthy, and vile. He dwells in "houses of clay" and his "foundation is in the dust" (Job 4:19). He is "abominable and filthy" for he drinks "iniquity like water" (Job 15:16). He was "shapen in iniquity" (Psalm 51:5). Unless otherwise restrained, he continuously lives out his life in the "lusts" of the flesh, "fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind" (Ephesians 2:3).
Bildad's final question concerning man was - "How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?" (Job 25:6) In comparison to God, man is poor, feeble, powerless, little, weak, and filthy as a maggot that beds down on
The Prophet Isaiah declared of the Lord - "All nations before Him are as nothing; and they are counted to Him less than nothing, and vanity" (Isaiah 40:17).
This is the might of our God.
The very nations are "as nothing" "before Him."
What an Awesome Being He is!
No man could ever compare to Him in His glory, power, or majesty.
Yet, the wonder of it all cannot be better expressed than is found in David's words in Psalm 8:4 - "What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that Thou visitest Him?"
To think that such an awesome, incomparable Being would stoop so low to become like such "worms" as you and me to redeem us unto Himself!
What a Mighty God we serve!
Wouldn't you agree?
He can -
...solve any problem
...calm any raging, emotional "storm"
...break down any wall of separation between a given people
...change the course of anyone's life or circumstances
...remove any hindrance
...destroy any yoke of bondage
...reverse any curse
...supply any need
...heal any body of sickness, disease, pain, or deformity
...deliver from any impossibility
...or defeat any foe.
The world needs to hear about Him.
Let's spread the Good News about our God to all, allowing nothing to hold us back!
Our God reigns!
May God Bless His Word.