– Psalm 115:3 “Our God is in heaven, He does whatever pleases Him.”
– Daniel 4:35 “All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as He pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back His hand or say to Him: ‘what have You done?'”
– Habakkuk 2:20 “But the LORD is in His holy temple; let all the earth be silent before Him.”
– Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, and I will be exalted in the earth.”
How often do we stop and think about the fact God is God and what that actually means?
It means God can do what He wants, when He wants, to whom He wants, and in the way He wants.
God answers to no one.
God alone is the standard by which He is judged.
God’s righteousness, holiness, goodness, etc. do not depend on what I think, see, say or do; they just are because He is. The fact that I may not agree or even like what God is doing or has done, in one sense, means nothing. He is God and He owes me no explanation.
He is the I AM, the Warrior, King of kings and Lord of lords, Master, Creator of everything, God to the vanishing point, everlasting, eternal, all powerful, all knowing, all sufficient, almighty, Holy holy holy, strength, Judge, able, a consuming fire, jealous, Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. There has never been and there never will be another One. He is God alone. He has always been and He always will be.
So who are we to question Him? Who are we to doubt Him?
But is it wrong to question? Is it a sin to wrestle and doubt? Of course not, but it’s good to be reminded that, at the end of the day when all my wrestling and questioning is done, He’s still God. And He is good.
God knows Who and what He is.
He knows what He deserves and He will not lesson His standards.
God is not falsely humble or modest.
He is not up in heaven hoping against hope that you will join His cause or do it His way.
He is not worried that His plan may not come to pass or that too many people will disagree with Him and elect someone else to be God.
He is not worried about looking foolish or explaining a catastrophe away.
Looking cool and being the “in” thing are not on His agenda.
He does not have to win an election or make sure He is popular.
All the world can cry foul against God and still He would be good, faithful, just and true simply because He is God.
The Rabbis have a statement that I love: “Know the One before whom you stand.” Do you know this God? We do not make Him right or worthy of worship. He just is.
He is God.