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God Stooped Down

Anchor Devotional - 05.20.15


"When I consider your heavens... the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?"
(PSALM 8:3-4)

Psalm 113

For as smart as God made us, our brains reach their limits pretty quickly. Try to comprehend one billion of anything. Or that, by comparison, our sun is so massive it would take 1.3 million earths to fill its volume. And space itself is incomprehensible. Ours is but one small galaxy among billions of others.

Now try to comprehend Psalm 113. It’s impossible. The psalm begins with praise to God for His greatness. Verses 2-4 literally say the Lord is to be praised throughout all time and space, for He is sovereign over all of it. The grandeur of God’s domain is brought home to us in one unanswerable question, “Who is like the Lord our God?”

Then verse 6 points out how God stooped down to regard His creation. But then, if that wasn’t enough, God moved to save desperate people, mired in filth and shame, lifting them out of their pitiful states and seating them with princes!

What Jesus did in coming to earth to save us is truly incomprehensible. God saves sinners – who can even begin to understand this?

Scripture Focus

Psalm 113

Insight

LORD, WE CAN'T SAY IT BETTER THAN DAVID DID; WE ARE IN AWE THAT YOU WOULD LOOK UPON US WITH SUCH MERCY TO SAVE US.

Read the Bible

  • 2 Samuel 7-8
  • Psalm 139
  • Philippians 3-4