Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Great and Unexpected Acts

Who does great things, and unsearchable,
Marvelous things without number.
(Job 5:9)

Doing great things, and there is no searching.
Wonderful, till there is no numbering.
Young’s Literal Translation

Qui facit magna et inscrutabilia et mirabilia absque numero.
Latin Vulgate

After all, he’s famous for great and unexpected acts; there’s no end to His surprises.
The Message
Mortgages are collapsing. People are being laid off. Iran is trying to go nuclear. And you probably know the problems and difficulties you are facing personally.

But remember, God is famous for great and unexpected acts, and there is no end to His surprises. When we look to Him and believe His promises — oh, how quickly things can change! The improbable and impossible start happening. God reveals His magnificent favor to those who trust in Him.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.
(Psalm 84:11)
That’s why Jesus came — to make us righteous, so that we may know the grace and glory of God in our lives. It does not matter how dark things may appear, when you know the Lord Jesus, the grace and glory of God will show up to guide, provide and protect you. God is famous for it.

God is famous for great and unexpected acts. There is no end to His surprises.