“Stooping Down” 9/29/2017 Posted by Alister Begg for “Truth for Life”

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Posted by Alister Begg for “Truth for Life”  @  www.truthforlife.org

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Stooping Down


The Lord looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man. Psalm 33:13

Perhaps no figure of speech represents God in a more gracious light than when He is spoken of as stooping from His throne and coming down from heaven to attend to the needs and to behold the woes of mankind. We love Him who, when Sodom and Gomorrah were full of iniquity, would not destroy those cities until He had made a personal visitation to them. We cannot help pouring out our heart in affection for our Lord who turns His ear from the highest glory and puts it to the lip of the dying sinner, whose failing heart longs for reconciliation. How can we do anything but love Him when we know that He numbers the very hairs of our heads, marks our path, and orders our ways?

This great truth is brought especially near to our heart when we realize how attentive He is, not merely to the passing interests of His creatures, but to their spiritual concerns. Though vast distances lie between the finite creature and the infinite Creator, yet there are links uniting both. When a tear is wept by you, do not think that God does not see it; for “As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.”1 Your sigh is able to move the heart of Jehovah; your whisper can incline His ear to you; your prayer can stay His hand; your faith can move His arm. Do not think that God sits on high taking no account of you. Remember that however poor and needy you are, still the Lord thinks of you. “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him.2

Oh! then repeat the truth that never tires;
No God is like the God my soul desires;
He at whose voice heaven trembles, even He,
Great as He is, knows how to stoop to me.

1) Psalm 103:13
2) 2 Chronicles 16:9

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Devotional material is taken from “Morning and Evening,” written by C.H. Spurgeon, revised and updated by Alistair Begg. Copyright © 2003, Good News Publishers and used by Truth For Life with written permission.


P.S. (from bruce)  Notice the end of this scripture… “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him.” (ESV)


This scripture is from 2 Chronicles 16:9…  The NASB version ends with… “that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.”   This is a Christian who is “Walking in the Spirit” as a Spirit filled Christian…(Ephesians 5:18-20)


To learn more about how to “Walk in the Spirit”…read my earlier post @  https://godsmanforever.wordpress.com/2017/09/14/the-spirit-at-work-in-the-spirit-filled-life-9142017-written-by-john-f-walvoord-and-published-by-httpsbible-org/


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