Deuteronomy 10:17-18 – For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe, who executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and who loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing.
For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome
No matter how important someone or something is to you, they should not be more important than our God. God is the God of gods. He is more important than anything else in your life, even if you don’t think so. He is the Lord of lords. He has power over even the most powerful. He can change things in an instant. He can heal the sick or heal your heart. He can feed the hungry and protect the widows and orphans. He is mighty. He is awesome. He is the top dog. He is the Alpha and the Omega, beginning and the end. Our God can do whatever He wants. He knows what is best.
Who is not partial and takes no bribe
Definition of PARTIAL
1: of or relating to a part rather than the whole : not general or total <a partial solution>
inclined to favor one party
more than the other : biased
3: markedly fond of someone or something —used with to<partial to pizza>
It is hard for us to understand God and His absolute power, because when humans get power, it can ruin us. Most people believe, before they gain the power, that they will be different. They will not be corrupted. They will stick to their beliefs no matter what the circumstance. I think that this cynical girl agrees with Lord Acton – Great men are almost always bad men. Often to gain such power they have had to sell themselves out. They have had to bend their beliefs to get what they wanted. I don’t know if it’s always true, but it’s true enough in our day, and in Bible times as well. If it weren’t that way, this verse wouldn’t have to point out that God is different from humans who have power. It wouldn’t have to mention that God is not partial and doesn’t take bribes. Because that is the way government and power has always been, it had to be said the our God of gods, Lord of lords is not corruptible. He is perfect in His power and might, and will not be swayed from what is true. He is not choosing one group over another. He wants all to believe in Him and be saved. But He’s not taking bribes. There isn’t anyway we can earn our way to heaven. We can’t say, Lord if I bring 3 people to know you, how about you let me into heaven. That’s not how it works. God has already done everything for us. We’re not going to get a more important place in heaven because of anything we’ve done down here on earth. Our relationship that we have built with God will continue in eternity. He loves us all and will treat us honestly and fairly in all things, no matter what kind of bargains we try to strike with Him. He is not partial and does not take bribes.
Who executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and who loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing
Our God is a great God who takes care of us, loves us and has more power than we could ever comprehend. He is perfect. He has absolute power, but will absolutely not be corrupted. He is truth. He is justice. He is compassion.