Some years back J. B. Philips wrote a book titled “Your God Is Too Small?” Would that title be true of you? Today’s devotional will help you decide. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Psalm 86:9-10 (ESV)
9 All the nations you have made shall come
and worship before you, O Lord,
and shall glorify your name.
10 For you are great and do wondrous things;
you alone are God.
“Does he need any of us? What! he who guideth the stars, and keepeth them revolving in their orbits by the motions of his fingers, does he need an insignificant atom like one of ourselves to serve him? What! he whom all the hosts of angels do worship, and before whose throne the cherubim do veil their faces with their wings, does he need a tiny creature like man to give him homage and reverence? If he did need men, he could soon create as many mighty kings and princes as he pleased to wait upon him, and he could have crowned heads to bow before his footstool, and emperors to conduct him through the world in triumph. But he needs not men; he can do without them if he pleases. O ye stars! ye are bright; but ye are not the lamps which light the way of God; he needs you not. O sun! thou art bright; but thy heat warmeth not Jehovah. O earth! thou art beautiful; but thy beauty is not needed to gladden his heart; God is glad enough without thee. O ye lightnings! though ye write his name in fire upon the midnight darkness, he needs not your brightness. And thou, wild ocean! thou art mighty; but though thou hymnest his deep praise in thy solemn chorus, thy storms do not add to his glory. Ye winds! though ye attend the march of God across the pathless ocean; — ye thunders! though ye utter God’s voice in terrible majesty, and track the onward progress of the God of armies, he needs you not. He is great without you, great beyond you, great above you; and, as he needs you not, he needs us not.
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1898), p. 617]