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"Thy Word Have I Hid In Mine Heart..." Psalm 119 : 11

The Judge of All the Earth

Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
18th February
G. Campbell Morgan
The fixed point in the universe, the unalterable fact, is the throne of God.
Abraham's question was uttered in anticipation of God's answer to his prayer. One of the reasons we may expect the Lord to respond to our pleading arises from His character. He will answer because of who He is.

Yet I cannot but feel that the words have a wider significance. We live in a troubled world. We see violence, crime, murder, nation striving against nation-distressing occurrences in every realm of life. In such a world it is sometimes easy to forget that God is indeed "the Judge of all the earth." To forget this is to invite a feeling of despair, and perhaps it is the very reason that even the people of God are prone to faint. But come what may, God is still on the throne! One of the most stirring examples of the ability to see God in the midst of great adversity is furnished by the prophet Habakkuk (Hab. 3:17-19). After sketching a terrible picture of a desolate world, the man of God determines yet to "rejoice in the Lord." It is possible to do that only if we have a solid trust in the sovereignty of God.

Abraham had such a trust. It is clear that he also believed that God would always "do right." It is relatively easy to accept that God is right when He leads us along a smooth path. It is more difficult when with every step there seems to be another jolt. Yet He is in control. He will always do right.

Whatever the way we are brought, be it through trial or in triumph, we must go on confident in the knowledge that "as for God, his way is perfect."