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March 22, 2020 Little ‘g’ god, or Big, Enormous, Inconceivable God? - Pastor Perry Windecker

“With whom, then, will you compare God? To what image will you liken him?

As for an idol, a metalworker casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and fashions silver chains for it.

A person too poor to present such an offering selects wood that will not rot; they look for a skilled worker to set up an idol that will not topple.

Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded?

He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.

No sooner are they planted, no sooner are they sown, no sooner do they take root in the ground, than he blows on them and they wither, and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.

‘To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?’ says the Holy One.

Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.

Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, ‘My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God’?

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:18-31


Reflection


Imagine this, you’re a worshiper of a little “g” god. You have put all your hopes and dreams into this little g. Your corps depend on little g making sure it rains enough, but not too much. Your wife’s pregnancy depends on little g’s favor, will it be a boy or a girl. Will he or she be healthy. Everything in your life depends on how good little g is and how powerful little g is. So you have an image of little g made, the best you can afford. You worship little g every morning and every night, you pray and even sacrifice to little g. Then one day an earthquake comes and shakes your foundation. Your scared. You shout out too little g, but the earth still shakes. You run to the temple and find your little g god has fallen over flat on his face and broken his nose off.


What kind of an omen is this, a little earthquake can punch your god in the nose and get away with it? Even worse, what if you had been invaded and the commanding general just pushed little g over. What kind of an omen is someone pushing your god around?


In contrast, our God is enthroned in the heavens, incomparable to any others. The one that created the whole of the universe and holds the stars in place. The one that all rulers on earth will answer to. Our God stands above all others, transcendent and inconceivable, powerful and merciful. Not dependent on human hands or our wealth, God cannot be pushed around by anyone, no human condition can constrain Him.


“Do you not know? Have you not heard?” Yes you do know and yes you have heard, “The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” No little ‘g’ god here, only a really, really big inconceivable large, huge, big ‘G’ GOD.


How big is your GOD?

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