The Berean Expositor
Volume 24 - Page 142 of 211
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Whether it be the throne of judgment, or the throne of grace, righteousness must be its
"Righteousness and judgment are the establishment of His throne" (Psa. 92: 2).
"Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever; a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of
Thy kingdom" (Heb. 1: 8).
"He hath appointed a day when He will judge the world in righteousness" (Acts 17: 31).
When, therefore we think of God, we think of One Who is inflexibly just,
uncompromisingly upright, unalterably "balanced". As Creator, as Judge, as Redeemer,
He is right and He does right. "A God of truth, and without iniquity, just and right is
"This God is our God."
The power of God (Psa. 48: 14).
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The first recorded statement of Scripture speaks of power:--
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."
While subsequent passages descant upon the wisdom and the goodness of God
manifested in creation, the first note struck is simply that of power. The title of God by
which He was known in the earliest days was "God Almighty", a title emphasizing His
power. By this name He was known to Abraham (Exod. 6: 3) and to the Patriarchs. The
Book of Job speaks of the Almighty 31 times, another testimony to the fact that the
thought of power was early impressed upon the mind of man.
When the apostle speaks of the failure of the Gentile world and its rapid degeneration,
he says:--
"For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being
understood by the things that are made" (Rom. 1: 20).
When he explains what these "invisible things" are, he refers to "His eternal power
and Godhead" and states that as a result of this universal witness the heathen world was
without excuse (Rom. 1: 20).
"God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God"
(Psa. 62: 11).
The margin draws the reader's attention to the fact that the word "power" here is
"strength". This is not unimportant, as it throws light upon the nature of God's power.
As used by man of men, power may mean nothing more than authority, and power and