Men As Men; God As God !!!!!!

20 Dec
Men As Men; God As God !!!!!!

I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass; and forgettest the Lord thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor? (Isaiah 51:12-13)

Let the text itself be taken as the portion for today. There is no need to enlarge upon it. Trembling one, read it, believe it, feed on it, and plead it before the Lord. He whom you fear is only a man after all; while He who promises to comfort you is God, your Maker, and the creator of heaven and earth. Infinite comfort more than covers a very limited danger.

“Where is the fury of the oppressor?” It is in the Lord’s hand. It is only the fury of a dying creature; fury which will end as soon as the breath is gone from the nostril. Why, then, should we stand in awe of one who is as frail as ourselves? Let us not dishonor our God by making a god of puny man. We can make an idol of a man by rendering to him excessive fear as well as by paying him inordinate love. Let us treat men as men, and God as God; and then we shall go calmly on in the path of duty, fearing the Lord and fearing nobody else.

C.H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook


Posted by on December 20, 2014 in C.H. Spurgeon, Christianity, Faith, Religion


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9 responses to “Men As Men; God As God !!!!!!

  1. DJ Mynatt

    December 20, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Wow! Amen!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Anna Waldherr

    December 21, 2014 at 5:09 am

    This speaks directly to the heart of an abuse victim.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Levi Thetford

      December 21, 2014 at 1:28 pm

      Yes it would. I had not thought of it in that way. Blessings to you, Anna.


  3. Sharon

    December 21, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Reblogged this on Continually Seeking Him.


  4. a gentle iconoclast

    December 21, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Thanks, dear brother, I really appreciate this one! It seems we humans are prone to fear men, because some do have power – even over our lives. We should fear and worship only the One Who made and saved us not only from evil men but from eternal loss of all goodness and love that exist only in Him.

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    • Levi Thetford

      December 21, 2014 at 11:55 am

      Hello, Maria. Yes, the fear of God should be our only fear. I am helping right now an Israeli Chasidic rabbi who is stranded in NY because he came to Jesus and has been excommunicated, beaten, spit on, and house burned. His testimony is incredible. If I have time I may post it. Lord bless you, dear Maria.

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      • a gentle iconoclast

        December 21, 2014 at 12:07 pm

        So we must pray! May the Lord guide you both!

        Liked by 1 person

        • Levi Thetford

          December 21, 2014 at 12:11 pm

          Thank you for the prayers. Arieh has suffered more than most will in 4 lifetimes. He is staunch in his faith and will not recant. He has been treated much like how Paul persecuted before his conversion. Its a real treat to help him. Thank you!!

          Liked by 1 person


    December 22, 2014 at 12:20 am

    Thank you for this devotional!

    Liked by 1 person


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