God of mercy and power

In today’s message I want at two verses from Deuteronomy 10. They are two verses that are not usually verses would would quote or memorise, but there is a lot of truth in them that can speak to us today.

Deuteronomy 10:17-18 says, “For the LORD your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords. He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God, who shows no partiality and cannot be bribed. [18] He ensures that orphans and widows receive justice. He shows love to the foreigners living among you and gives them food and clothing.”

Four truths are found in these two verses.

1. God is above all other gods

Moses spoke these words at a time when the people had many local gods they worshiped. Moses spoke about the one true God who is all powerful and above all others. The Lord God of the Bible us truly is great and mighty in power.

2. God shows no favorites

God is equal in His love and concern for all. He loves all His children the same and shows no partiality. It doesn’t matter if you are a Mum or Dad at home with your kids, a greater preacher on the world stage, a homeless person or a Mother Theresa type. God loves us all the same and we all hold the same value to Him.

3. God oversees the rights of orphans and widows

God looks out for those who can be the most venerable is our society. In ancient times a widow often had no source of income or protection. The same goes for orphans. They were often at the mercy of others. God says He ensures they will receive justice.

4. God lovingly provides for foreigners

In a world that often does not care for people who have been displaced by war or economic problems, God shows love and provision for those foreigners in our midst. This inspires me to help others in this way because if it important to God, it needs to be important to me.

These two verses are packed with truth about God and His interactions with the world. He is above all other gods, He has no favourites amoungst His children, He watches over the rights of orphans and widows and He care for those who are foreigners in our midst.