Friday, June 07, 2013

Some Thoughts on Why God is Trustworthy by Thomas Lye

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,   Ephesians 3:20

God’s almighty arm is stable ground upon which saints may securely build their thrust.  His omnipotent hand spans the heavens (Isa. 40:12).  He is strong and mighty (Psa. 24:8) and created the world with a word (Psa. 33:9).  He is El-Shaddai, Almighty God (Gen. 17:1).  His vast power far exceeds our needs, prayers, thoughts, and all that we could ever need, beg, or imagine.  We can ask great things and can imagine even greater.  God’s power far exceeds all.  If we open our mouth ever so wide he can more than fill it (Psa. 86:10).
Creature-props are not able to bear the weight of an immortal soul.  They are apt to crumble under us.  But an almighty God is a rock.  He that builds upon him will stand, though the winds blow and the storms beat upon him (Matt. 7:25).  On this Abraham built his transcendent faith (Rom. 4:21) and David built his impregnable trust (2 Sam. 12:2-3).  Another ground upon which to trust in God is upon his infinite, free goodness, mercy, and bounty.  His heart is as tender as his arm is strong.  He is no less willing than able to relieve.  ‘As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him’ (Psa. 103:13).  A father who sees his child in need and does not help, forfeits he name of father.  He is not a man, but a beast.  The Lord is all compassion to his people, yes, and infinitely more than this.  God alone is ‘the best’.  Goodness is his darling attribute and his glory.  Moses asked for God’s glory and was shown his goodness (Exod. 33:18).  Though we have nothing to plead or to prevail with God from within ourselves, there is an intercessor in God’s own bosom – his own goodness.  This will certainly and effectually intercede for our relief.

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