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Nothing Can Stand Up Against the LORD

September 7, 2018


Nothing Can Stand Up Against the LORD

Proverbs 21:30

No wisdom,  no intelligence,  and no planning   
can stand up against the LORD.

All around us  we see people  who take pride  in their wisdom,  intelligence  and planning.     They put on  a bold face  and proclaim their ability  to surmount all sorts  of challenges  because of their superior talents.     They look within themselves  for the answers  to every problem in life,  because they don’t want  to admit  any sort of weakness  or vulnerability — not even a need for God.

But,  truth be said,  we are all just created beings,  who live on this earth  for a very short time.     Since we are created beings,   we can only have  whatever wisdom and intelligence  God, our Creator,  allows us.

If we try  to use our gifts  of wisdom and intelligence  to stand up  against the LORD’s wisdom and intelligence,  we are foolish, indeed.      In the end,  on Judgment Day,  we will have to face  our Creator and Redeemer  to answer  to the reason  for our unreasonable pride  and plain ol’  foolishness.

A small part  of God’s wisdom,  intelligence,  and planning  can be seen  throughout the wonders  of all creation.     And more than all that,  God’s wisdom,  intelligence,  and planning  are glorified  in His work of salvation  for our souls  in Jesus Christ.     Many intricate details  in the life of Jesus  were planned and prophesied  by the LORD  for our benefit,  so that in our simplicity,  our eyes of unbelief  could be opened  to catch a tiny glimpse  of his awesome wisdom and intelligence  in actually making us clean  in the blood  of Jesus.

Now what  in all of this world  can top that?

What other religion or philosophy  since the beginning of time  can do what God has done  in Jesus Christ?      Jesus proved  He was the promised Savior  with all His miracles  and resurrection.     Those miracles are attested to  in other historical records  besides the Bible.     What more can we ask?

Since when  have our gifts of wisdom,  intelligence  and planning  been able to out do  what God,  our Creator,  has done?     We need  to take a reality check.

Realizing the truth  about ourselves  is not the same  as being pessimistic or gloomy  about life.    We are dearly loved  by our Creator and Redeemer — so much so  that He suffered and died  to pay for our sins — but, we dare not become proud and arrogant  just because we have more wisdom  than the animals  in this world.

James 4:10     Humble yourselves  before the Lord,  and He will honor you.

We have good reason  to humble ourselves  before the LORD of lords  and absolutely no valid reason  to think  we can even live  for one moment  without God’s power  sustaining us.

Joyfully acknowledging  God’s almighty,  everlasting wisdom and intelligence  in granting salvation  to us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     All praise  and glory  and power and dominion  are Yours,  O Lord.     Let us always walk  in the light  of Your word.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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