Daily Devotional: Psalms 135:8-14
8 He struck down the firstborn of Egypt, the firstborn of men and animals. 9 He sent his signs and wonders into your midst, O Egypt, against Pharaoh and all his servants. 10 He struck down many nations and killed mighty kings--11 Sihon king of the Amorites, Og king of Bashan and all the kings of Canaan--12 and he gave their land as an inheritance, an inheritance to his people Israel. 13 Your name, O LORD, endures forever, your renown, O LORD, through all generations. 14 For the LORD will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants.
25 Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.
God is God; he is creator, sustainer and ruler of all things. He has given all power to his Son, Jesus Christ to rule over heaven and earth until the time comes to hand it back to the Father. Jesus has shown his power over sin by living a perfect life as one of us and then giving his life as a sacrifice of atonement for our sin. He has been victorious over death by his resurrection. Jesus is Lord and King.
Many times in history God has shown his power to mankind. He stopped the building of the Tower of Babal and scattered the people over the earth. He sent the flood during the days of Noah and destroyed all living creatures that were not on the ark. During the days of Moses, he delivered his people from their bondage in Egypt and destroyed the greatest economy that was backed by the best and latest technology and protected by the strongest army in the world.
Just as Jesus did many things which are not recorded, God has done so much throughout history that we know nothing about. But even more significant than this is all that he is doing now. Jesus is active in our lives as we live for him and he lives in us through the Spirit. We don’t see all the times he alters things around us so that we are delivered from some temptation. We can’t know when he removes some potential harm that is about to befall us or when he moves someone to say a kind word when we are depressed. God is our Father and we are his children.
Heavenly Father I am so thankful for your power and wisdom. But not only am I thankful, I stand in awe that you care for me and love me. As I see you by faith in all of your majesty, I realize just how small and insignificant I am in the overall scheme of things and life. As I see your holy perfection, I am made aware of my own weakness and too often, my sinfulness. Increase my faith. Open my heart to allow your Spirit to work in me. Give me a greater desire to be like you and more self-control to actually change from within. I pray in the name of Jesus.