Monday, 7 November 2016

Nothing but men

Arise, O Lord,
Do not let man prevail;
Let the nations be judged in Your sight.
Put them in fear, O Lord,
That the nations may know themselves to be but men.
 Selah- Psalm 9.19-20

The world thinks it is in pretty good shape at the moment. There seems to be a mindset that we have finally thrown off all the constraints that God would put on us. And, to be honest, it looks from our news feeds that they might be right. There is not only a sense of godlessness but an exalting in that godlessness.

Man has grown to think he is a lot more than he is. Apart from God’s love and His mercy and His grace man is nothing. Apart for what God allows man can do nothing. There would be not great technologies, no great nations, and no great advances apart from the gifts that God has given all men.

One day the world will have to realise that it is only made up of mortals. While we are so precious and loved by God that He sent His Son to die for us, without God we are not really that great. Mortals thought they could build the Tower of Babel so they could stay close together and make a great name for themselves, but God put an end to their works.

And mortals today are still mortals. We are just men and God is God. There is a great gulf between us and Him and only we can span it. All of our best human efforts come to naught without Him.

We are nothing but men, limited in our abilities and our wisdom and our logic. That is why we need an all-knowing, all-seeing, ever-present, eternal, and unchanging God to guide us. 

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