But When These Both Meet

Rembrandt – Emmaus – 1628

I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performs all things for me

(Psa 57:2)


“The greatness of God is a glorious and unsearchable mystery. “For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great king over all the earth” (Psa 47:2). The condescension of the most high God to men is also a profound mystery. “Though the LORD is high, yet he regards the lowly” (Psa 138:6). But when these both meet together, as they do in this Scripture, they make up a matchless mystery. Here we find the most high God performing all things for a poor distressed creature.

It is the great support and solace of the saints in all the distresses that befall them here, that there is a wise Spirit sitting in all the wheels of motion, and governing the most eccentric creatures and their most pernicious designs to blessed and happy outcomes. Indeed, it would not be worthwhile to live in a world devoid of God and providence.”

John Flavel, The Mystery of Providence


Surely, when these two meet, our poverty and His wealth, our weakness and His omnipotence, we can be assured that He will fulfill his purpose for us.  Can there be a more “blessed and happy outcome” than to be given the grace to make much of His Name!




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