Power and Majesty

Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name: That strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong, so that the spoiled shall come against the fortress.

Amos 5:8-9

Yesterday we looked a two verses from this chapter that told us to “Seek the Lord, and ye shall live.”  These verses tell us a little more about the Lord; the One whom we should be seeking.  I enjoy reading verses that deal with God’s power and majesty, like the ones found in the last chapters of Job and these fall into that category.  I also like seeing the contrast of things that give us small glimpses of just how powerful He really is.

He “maketh the seven stars and Orion…”  There is no explanation for that, just a simple statement of fact.  He makes the stars and constellations.  What is a simple statement of a simple fact for God is an utter impossibility for us.  We can barely see the stars to study them; God makes them and sets them where He will.

He also “turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night.”  We think in terms of day and night.  To us, it is daytime and light outside; then it is night and dark outside.  God is not bound by these restrictions.  When it is dark, He has the ability to make it light.  When it is light, He can darken the skies.  He is in complete control of nature.

He “calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth.”  He has power of water.  He can tell the sea to give up water and He can then tell the clouds where to deposit that water.  Again, God is in complete control of something of which we have a very limited understanding.

As for verse 9, just ask Goliath if that is true.  He “strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong.”  Sometimes it is good just to meditate on verses like these and remember what a powerful God we serve.

6 responses to this post.

  1. A-men! “Sometimes it is good just to meditate on verses like these and remember what a powerful God we serve.” I have found it necessary to do this so many times in these last months.
    In those moments when I feel like everything is undine beyond repair I force myself to remember that there is no place where God is not still Sovereign. He will have His way! Thanks for the reminder.
    JE

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    • That’s “undone” sorry!

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      • “There is no place where God is not still Sovereign.” That is a good thing to remind yourself. I think I need that reminder myself fairly often. It’s easy to get our eyes off of that fact and wonder what is going on in the world. But He has everything under control. That is comforting to me.

  2. Thanks, Ben

    “Sometimes it is good just to meditate on verses like these and remember what a powerful God we serve.”
    Sometimes that’s all we need to do. Ditto on the ‘amen’.

    Blessings,
    ann

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  3. ———————>>>>

    Thanky 🙂

    Reply

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