Words of Wisdom and Revelation # 1
Everything God Does Is Worthy of Our Praise
"God is spirit; and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth" (John 4:24).
It is characteristic of the unregenerate man that he sees God only in nature, and of the immature Christian that he can see God only in grace!
Because sin has injured us so deeply and because the whole transaction of repentance and deliverance from the guilt and power of iniquity makes such a mighty impression upon us emotionally, we naturally tend to appreciate the work of God in redemption more than in nature.
But everything God does is praiseworthy and deserves our deepest admiration. Whether He is making or redeeming a world. He is perfect in all His doing and glorious in all His goings forth.
Yet the long, long ages, however far they may carry us into the mysteries of God, will still find us singing the praises of the Lamb that was slain. For it is hardly conceivable that we sinners can ever forget the wormwood and the gall.
We human sinners above all other creatures have benefited by His grace, so it is altogether natural that we above all others should magnify the blood that bought us and the mercy that pardoned our sins.
Yet we glorify God's redeeming grace no less when we glorify His creating and sustaining power. If we miss seeing God in His works we deprive ourselves of the sight of a royal display of wisdom and power so elevating, so ennobling, so awe-inspiring as to make all attempts at description futile. Such a sight the angels behold day and night forever and ask nothing more to make them perpetually satisfied!
~A. W. Tozer~
Renewed Day by Day