Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Champion

The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad;
(Psalm 97:1).

Why do the nations say,
“Where is their God?”
Our God is in heaven;
he does whatever pleases him.
But their idols are silver and gold,
made by human hands.
(Psalm 115:2-4)

The psalmist speaks of God as his champion, the ruler of everything. He is the real God who lives in heaven--not some hunk of shiny metal some human made.

As I’ve often longed for the personal God that Jesus promises, I admit that I forget to marvel that there is a Champion who is ruled by no one, who cannot quite be understood and can never be coerced.  

That’s the God who watches over us. I don’t always remember it. I can’t always feel it. I almost never understand Him. But the point of the passage is that God doesn’t answer to me or any other created thing. We answer to him. 

That’s comforting, I suppose.


  1. How refreshing for someone to admit they don't understand God, and that He can't be fully understood. So many human thoughts and motives are presumptuously imposed on God. NJM

  2. MNJ, I went to school for many years to come to that insight. Of course, because of my schooling, it takes me two or three paragraphs to simply say, "I don't know." :).

  3. Ain't education grand! NJM (or MNJ, whatever)