"Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them." Heb. 7: 25.
As I wrestle with the thought of God parading his power (in what on the surface seems like conceit) a couple of things come to mind:
1. His willingness to be our Friend does not equate us with Him; He'll always be God, and we'll always be His creatures, "They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God," (Rev 21: 3). Hence, we should guard against contemptuous familiarity.
2. The illustration of the vast reaches of His power will become the point of hope for us when we're overwhelmed by the blackness of satanic attacks; Surely, He who made all of this great wonder out of nothing, ought to be able to take the broken fragments of our fears and failures and form from them a formidable fortress in the fight against evil. Through Him our weaknesses indeed can be made strong, "But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.'" 2 Cor. 12: 9.
This awesome God, who purposes to save us, is well able and cannot fail, but for our choice.
Father, with humility of heart we submit to Your sovereignty, but we also celebrate in the fact that notwithstanding Your awesome majesty You desire to commune with each of us personally. That makes You even more awesome in our eyes. Thank You! Today we once again make You our choice, and renew our commitment to You. We ask that you shine through each of us - especially at the points where we've shown greatest vulnerability. This we ask in Jesus' name, amen.
Listen to the Heritage Singers sing "He is Able." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThuZI50gCuQ.
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