Where do You Live?


     Jehovah’s extreme superiority to humanity is seen in Paul’s declaration that God “is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20).  God’s thoughts are not our thoughts and our ways are not His ways (Isaiah 55:8); in fact, they are not even close—for “as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9).  There is much about God that our feeble minds will never be able to fully grasp; therefore, “clouds and darkness surround Him” (Psalm 97:2).  What we decide to do with our limitations determines our earthly days and eternal destiny.

     A fool trusts his limitations and thus believes only those things that he can fully comprehend.  That is why an atheist—living in the self-imposed prison of empiricism—will always be a fool (Psalm 14:1).  How dark.  How dank.  How dreary.

     How different is the perspective of Biblical theism!  “The Lord reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad!  Clouds and darkness surround Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne” (Psalm 97:1-2).  Rather than living by faith in my many limitations, the child of God chooses to live by faith in the limitless One.    

     Even though a comprehensive knowledge of Jehovah is humanly impossible, these three facts about Jehovah must be embrace wholeheartedly:   

  • Jehovah is sovereign. The “Lord, is most high above all the earth; He is “exalted far above all gods” (Psalm 97:9).  Regardless of the amount of rebellion generated against Him, no coup will ever overthrow the Sovereign One.  Every enemy of His will be crushed in defeat. 
  • As Sovereign, Jehovah reigns upon an immovable throne. “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne” (Psalm 97:2).  Those two pillars which undergird His throne endure from everlasting to everlasting.
  • As the righteous Sovereign, Jehovah “preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked” (Psalm 97:10). Therefore, “rejoice in the Lord, you righteous and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name” (Psalm 97:12).

     By rebelling against Jehovah and His immovable throne, life will be lived in a dark prison of despair.  By obeying Jehovah, life can be lived in the sunlight of righteousness with gladness (Psalm 97:11).

     Where do you live?

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