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Our Mighty God of Stability (2 of 6)
Series: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Years ago, after a church service, a young boy was waiting for his family outside the door. The pastor noticed him standing around, and thus walked over to him, and began to speak with him. Since the boy had just come from Sunday School, the pastor decided to ask him some questions to determine how much the children were learning. The pastor asked, "Young man, if you can tell me something that God can do, I'll give you a big, shiny apple." Thoughtfully, the boy replied, "Pastor, if you can tell me something that God can't do, I'll give you a whole box of apples!"
Yes, bless His name, outside of the realm of transgression, and sin, there is nothing that our God cannot do. But, while we could spend hour upon hour, week upon week; and, even year upon year to discuss the splendor of our great God, I believe that one of His main attributes is His consistency, His reliability, and His stability. As a matter of fact, we're informed of this, in Malachi 3:6, when God spoke and said, "I am the Lord, I change not." The writer of the book of Hebrews spoke of this divine characteristic, and referred to it as being "the immutability of His counsel." Again, to borrow from the same writer, he, in Hebrews 13:8, wonderfully reminded us that He is "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever." Therefore, though we live in troublesome days, we have not a troubled God. Though we face unsettled times, we have not an unsettled God; and, though our world, and everything around it be unstable, bless His name, we have not an unstable God. For, He is the Sovereign One, He is the Supreme One, He is the Settled One; and, as the writer informs us, in the words of our text, He is "Our Mighty God Of Stability!"
As we examine these verses, we must recognize, and observe the setting, the scene, and the situation behind them. Around 700 BC, the ...
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