If we bear this in mind, it will fortify our minds, strengthen our faith, and comfort our souls. Why does God not cut down the wicked immediately? Because He is God and not man.
Why does He chasten His people so greatly, and allow them to suffer so much? Because He is God and not man.
Let us meditate on this declaration of our God for a few moments.
"I am God and not man," and therefore I am infinitely patient, and not soon moved to take vengeance upon My sinful and rebellious creatures!
"I am God and not man," and therefore I am ready to forgive, and receive back the returning prodigal to My heart and home!
"I am God and not man," and therefore I receive great sinners, taking to My heart, and putting among My children such despicable ones as no one else would notice or regard!
"I am God and not man," and therefore I pardon again and again, not only first offences but repeated transgressions, forgiving and forgetting them forever!
"I am God and not man," and therefore bear with such numerous affronts, such gross ingratitude, such inexcusable conduct in My own people!
"I am God, and not man," and therefore I invite, entreat, and beseech such base backsliders to return unto Me, and prove the power and freeness of My forgiving love!
"I am God and not man," and therefore I save freely, fully, and forever such degraded, depraved, and desperate sinners, to the praise of the glory of My grace!
"I am God and not man," and therefore I remain faithful to My promises and covenant engagements, amidst all the changes and faithlessness of My fickle people!
"I am God and not man," and therefore I give such rich, costly, priceless gifts to the poor, destitute, and unworthy sinners!
"I am God and not man," and therefore I hear, accept, and answer, such poor, imperfect, and worthless prayers which, no one else could tolerate, much less approve!
"I am God and not man," and therefore I work such wonders wonders in providence, and wonders in grace; wonders in the world, and wonders in the heart!
"I am God and not man," and therefore, I have prepared such mansions, and will confer such a glorious kingdom on sinners who have no claim upon Me, nor the least reason to expect any good thing from Me!
Yes, because He is Jehovah, and changes not therefore we poor, sinning, changeable creatures are not consumed!
Believer, to you the Lord says, "I am God and not man!" Therefore expect from Him as God and act toward Him as God! He can do exceedingly and abundantly, above all that you can ask or think! Do not measure His heart by yours but remember that as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are His thoughts higher than your thoughts, and His ways than your ways!