The Great I AM is the Great Exception. Not only was Jehovah the difference maker in David’s life (cf. Psalm 64:3-4, 7), the Scriptures declare that He was a game changer in the lives of:
- Abraham. Childless, with no inheritance in the land in which he lived, this man became the father of a multitude for one simple reason: “But God spoke in this way: that his descendants would dwell in a foreign land, and that they would bring them into bondage and oppress them four hundred years. ‘And the nation to whom they will be in bondage I will judge,’ said God, ‘and after that they shall come out and serve Me in this place” (Acts 7:6-7), and it happened.
- Joseph. Envied by his brothers and sold into Egypt as a slave, this man had no realistic way of seeing the fulfillment of the dreams that he had had in his youth(Genesis 37:5-11). “But God was with him and delivered him out of all his troubles and gave him favor and wisdom in the presence of Pharaoh, king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house” (Acts 7:9-10).
- Jesus. Innocent before Pilate, delivered to be crucified, He died and was buried in a borrowed tomb. “But God raised Him from the dead” (Acts 13:30).
- Epaphroditus. This brother in Christ, a fellow worker and fellow soldier of the apostle Paul “was sick almost unto death; but God had mercy on him” (Philippians 2:27).
These four examples are but the tip of the proverbial iceberg. What an impressive, enduring track record the Great I AM has!