The Immensity of God
This is plainly enough testified in His Word: “All Not currently available. If you have a copy of this item please let us know.tions before him are as nothing; and they are counted less than nothing, and vanity”. “Do not I fill heaven and earth saith the
Lord?” So said also the word I was preaching from only an hour before my attack: “and blessed be thy glorious Not currently available. If you have a copy of this item please let us know.me which is exalted above all blessing and praise.” Truly,
“With joy they sink to nothing there, Before the eterNot currently available. If you have a copy of this item please let us know.l All”.
We fully accept such teaching; but it is a different thing to come face to face with it; to realise that for two hours or so one has been alone before the EterNot currently available. If you have a copy of this item please let us know.l, who has been in absolute control of the situation. He has had supreme authority – and He has said, “Spare!”
Not only so, but He did not inflict the slightest pain! He only said, “I can maNot currently available. If you have a copy of this item please let us know.ge without you. And as for you. But one thing is needful!” So many things crowd in upon us, and seem to be vastly important. But when one is brought alone before the infinite God, the only thing that really matters is to be washed in the Saviour’s blood, to be clothed in His perfect righteousness, to be “perfect in Christ Jesus”.
How great indeed He is! So great in wisdom, power and majesty! May we in silent awe bow before His eterNot currently available. If you have a copy of this item please let us know.l glory.
“Great All in All, EterNot currently available. If you have a copy of this item please let us know.l King,
Let me but view Thy lovely face,
And all my powers shall bow and sing
Thy endless grandeur and Thy grace”.
he Nothingness of Man
“What is man that thou are mindful of him?” What is man – unless he be in Christ? “Verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity”. ‘If a man think himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. Yet each of us so tends to think himself something. We are all ready enough to acknowledge ourselves nothing – while inwardly secretly congratulating ourselves to be a little something.
Surely Satan is busy working overtime on this strong delusion! “Surely every man walketh in a vain show!” Oh that we may all see through this strange and all too often fatal delusion of being something!
But what should one do if really nothing? Sinful, worthless, empty man before the infinitely glorious God – what can he do or say for himself? He can only confess all, and surrender all. He must come like that:
“Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come!”
He who is nothing, and who has nothing, must come with nothing.
“Nothing in my hand I bring, Simply to Thy cross I cling”.
And Oh how readily, how gladly, how freely such are welcomed!
The Exceeding Grace of God
I saw the vast human race before God. All are nothing, and without the slightest claim on the grounds of merit. All are precisely equal on that count. Yet some are eterNot currently available. If you have a copy of this item please let us know.lly saved, and some eterNot currently available. If you have a copy of this item please let us know.lly lost. Some are most blissfully blessed, and the rest are tragically, desperately sad! Why? One can only, with utter self-abasement, echo the Saviour’s own words:
“I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight”.
But why? Can any one ever find the very least glimmer of a reason in himself? Can the most meticulous search ever provide the faintest hope of the unearthing of the least shred of MERIT? Perish the thought and the attempt for ever! On such a platform the whole of mankind must appear exactly equal, entirely sinful before an absolutely holy God, for ever condemned by His perfect Law.
But GRACE! No wonder Paul can find no words stupendous enough, no thoughts vast enough to reach it! When human merit has been for ever extinguished, the exceeding riches of the inexhaustible treasury of divine grace will be explored. “By grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the GIFT of God; not of works, lest any man should boast”.
The Immutability of God’s Love
But there is something before and beyond all this always -somewhere there is a stupendous reason for such a glorious salvation – one that should surely humble one for ever in the lowest dust. It is LOVE – without beginning or end, without cause or reason, without
measure or limit, without change or variation for ever. God’s own love.
No words can more than begin to describe it. We can never trace its beginning, nor have the least fear of the end of everlasting love. The pure treasures of coveNot currently available. If you have a copy of this item please let us know.nt love, full of divine goodness and faithfulness, are immensely satisfying. The endless immutability of the infinite love of the holy Trinity is beyond all expression:
“Angelic minds cannot explore
This deep unfathomed sea,
‘Tis void of bottom, brim or shore,
And lost in Deity”.
And it is so persoNot currently available. If you have a copy of this item please let us know.l. “Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee”. “The voice of my Beloved!” I am my Beloved’s and His desire is toward me!” How amazing! The same dying, yet undying love toward a vast number which no man can number, is to each one individually as though he/she were the only object of that love! How can we end but with the Saviour’s own prayer, so certain to be answered in every detail in its perfect time: “I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one: and that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them as thou hast loved me …. And I have declared unto them thy Not currently available. If you have a copy of this item please let us know.me, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them”.
D. G. Crowter