Sometimes I just tremble at the majesty of God’s Greatness. It grips me and holds me spellbound in reverence and awe. I feel smaller than a grasshopper in His Presence – mostly at night when the sky is clear, filled with stars I cannot count for number; or watching the sun set over the ocean. His handiwork is magnificent to behold. To think that He knows my name, the number of hairs on my head – that He cares when I stumble; makes my heart pound.
When fear and stress wage war within me, I cry out to Him to settle my spirit, because He promised:
“For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.” ~Isaiah 41:13 (KJV)
God’s question of “Where were you when?…” in the Book of Job, chapters 40-41, is basically pointing out that He is Almighty, All Powerful, and deserves our reverence.
Does He owe us more than he has already done? Quite the reverse is true. Chapter 41:11 indicates that He owns everything, and owes nothing to anyone. He created everything. His perfect Son, Jesus, paid our penalty on the cross (free of charge); and all He asks of us is to trust and follow Him. He only wants a relationship with us.
How terrible is that?
“Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me.” ~Job 41:11 NIV