What are four powerful Bible verses about God’s strength? Which ones would you include?
The Nations are as a Drop in the Bucket
Isaiah 40:15 “Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as the dust on the scales; behold, he takes up the coastlands like fine dust.”
Many years ago when I lived in a rural Arkansas area, I used to have a well where I had to lower a bucket to get water. Heaving up a large bucket of water was tough work because the well went down some 30 feet, but for God that’s nothing. Imagine weighing out the nations and they amount to a drop in a bucket. Even I could lift a drop, but all the nations of the earth compared to a drop in a bucket? Wow! Now, imagine you have an old postal scale and there’s dust on it but the dust is so light that it doesn’t even show up as having any weight. God takes up the nations, and they are like dust on a scale, nothing to Him in size. The coastlands are even less, like fine dust. I cannot even comprehend how that comparison of God’s strength is except it is amazing–awesome–wondrous.
The Silence of the Roaring
Isaiah 17:13 “Although the peoples roar like the roar of surging waters, when he rebukes them they flee far away, driven before the wind like chaff on the hills, like tumbleweed before a gale.”
Have you ever been to a professional football game? I went to an NFL game years ago, and the roar of the crowd gave me goosebumps. Talk about intimidating the visiting team; it did! Now, imagine all the people of the earth roaring and sounding like the “surging waters,” like Niagara Falls. Have you ever heard the falls crashing down at Niagara? It is astounding. Even so, “when [God] rebukes [the peoples] they flee far away” and are “driven before the wind like chaff on the hills, like tumbleweed before a gale.” If you’ve ever seen a wheat harvest, the chaff is flying away in the wind when the combines are cutting the wheat. That is the image of all the people on the earth when God rebukes them, “like chaff on the hills” and like a “tumbleweed before a gale” (windstorm).
The Architect of the Universe
Job 38:4a “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?”
Job 38:8 “Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb?”
Job 38:31 “Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades? Can you loosen Orion’s belt?”
Job 38:32 “Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons or lead out the Beard with its cubs?”
I could have included many more. I suggest you read Job Chapter 38 into 41 to see just how powerful God is. Is anything too difficult for Him? Surely not. Who could even describe such strength? I cannot.
The Span of His Hand
Isaiah 40:12 “Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?”
Another chapter I highly recommend is Isaiah 40 because it gives us a scale on which to measure the greatness of our God. If the entire Earth is accounted as dust, including the mountains and hills as being placed on a scale, and then the same hand that holds in the hollow of His hand all oceans of the earth while using it to mark of the span (the breadth, height, and length) of the universe, do I really need to say more?
As John concluded his gospel about how the things that Christ did could not be contained in all the books of the world, neither could all the books of the world even scratch the surface of the omnipotence of God. He is just too incredible to describe with words. I could never use words (finite) to describe Him (infinite). This is why David wrote in Psalm 8:3-4, “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?”
May God richly bless you,
Pastor Jack Wellman
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