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“He Hath Done All things Well”
When Jesus had performed one of his great miracles, the people were beyond measure astonished and said, “He hath done all things well” (Mark 7:37). This would show us that the miracles of Christ were true miracles about which there could be no doubt, for even his enemies did not deny that he had moved aside the laws of nature to effect immediate and perfect miraculous works. The fact is that in all of His great works He has done all things well.
There is no question that Jesus had a part in the creation of heaven and the earth, for the word of God says: “All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:3). Paul tells us that “by Him were all things created…” (Col. 1:16).
The telescope shows that he has done all things well. The vastness of the heavens, the precision of the heavenly bodies, shows how well He did His work in the creation of this physical universe. Even in this enlightened era in which we live our precision instruments for keeping time are set by the exact movement of heavenly bodies rotating and revolving through vast expanses of space.
The microscope shows that He has done all things well. Mathematical precision is found in the structure of every leaf, every snowflake, even every atom. Atoms are so tiny that no one can see them, even with the most powerful microscope, and yet as tiny as they are, they are made up of even smaller particles. Each atom might be compared to a tiny solar system with the electrons corresponding to the planets, and the nucleus corresponding to the sun. The speed of movement within the atom is beyond our comprehension, for we are told that the electrons whirl around the nucleus billions of times in a millionth of a second.
Even the naked eye shows us that Christ has done all things well in creating and governing the physical universe. As we view the heavens and the earth before us, we can say with David: “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth His handiwork” (Ps. 19:1).
The truthfulness of His word shows that He has done all things well in revelation. Whatever He has revealed, we know that we can depend upon it, for His word is always true. Prophecies show the truthfulness of God’s word, for even though years, even centuries, might pass before the time of fulfillment, they were always fulfilled exactly and precisely as God said that they would be. Read Matt. 1:22, 23; 2:6, 15; 3:3; 21:5, 42 for just a few references to fulfilled prophecy.
The completeness of His word shows that He has done all things well. He has revealed “all truth,” all truth essential to our moral and spiritual well-being (John 16:13). God has given His word so complete “That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Tim. 3:17).
The power of His word shows that He has done all things well. That power was seen in His turning the raging, tempestuous sea into a calm and gentle lake simply by commanding, “Peace, be still” (Mark 4:39). That power was seen in His bringing health to the diseased body and life to the dead simply because He commanded. The power of His word is truly seen in the power of His gospel, as Paul declared: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek (Rom. 1:16).
The perfection of His word shows that He has done all things well. It is the “perfect law of liberty” (James 1:15). It is so perfect that any change, alteration, amendment, addition by man is absolutely prohibited (Gal. 1:8, 9; 1 Cor. 4:6; 2 John 9; Rev. 22:18, 19).
The permanency of His word shows that He has done all things well. Christ Himself declared: “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away” (Matt. 24:35). By those words, which shall not pass away, we shall be judged in the last day (John 12:48).
In order to be our Redeemer, “the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29, He had to live the perfect life, and that He did in overcoming every temptation of Satan (Matt. 4:1-10). He “was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Heb. 4:15).
His dying on the cross shows that He has done all things well. For knowing that it was the will of the Father that He should be the great sacrifice, and Himself pay the penalty for man’s sins, he fully surrendered His will to the Father’s – “not My will, but Thine, be done” (Luke 22:42).
His conquering of death, rising triumphant the third day as it was prophesied, shows that He has done all things well. Having made the colossal claim that He was the Resurrection and the Life, He proved it by the empty tomb, so that the angels could say to the woman who had come to the tomb to anoint the body of Christ, “Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen” (Luke 24:5, 6). His serving as our High Priest in heaven shows that He continues to do all things well (Heb. 8:1; 7:25).
Will you be willing to place your life and eternal destiny in the hands of one who has done and continues to do all things well? Then you will be willing to obey His gospel, God’s power to save.
Jeremy W. Goen
The Word of God
The Bible is the best sold book, but the least read. It is composed of sixty-six different books, written by about forty authors over a period of 1,600 years (from about 1,500 B.C. to 100 A.D.). It deals with events covering a six thousand year period of world history. Some people contend that the Bible is not relevant for twentieth-century man.
Peter said that God has “given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness…” (2 Peter 1:3). Man is divided into two parts—the physical life and spiritual life. God has furnished us with everything necessary to our whole life.
Christ said, “If ye abide in my word, then are ye truly my disciples, and ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32). He later said, “Thy word is truth” (John 17:17). We must not have any other doctrine or creed. Jesus said concerning some who had not been satisfied to do His will and follow the commandments given by God: “But in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men” (Matthew 15:9).
What is the Bible to you? To be pleasing to God, it must be looked upon as His word, the complete and final authority in religion.
The Pekin Bulletin – Aug. 4, 1974 - Volume IV #1
Use Your Bible!
Using your Bible answer the questions below
Theme: The Kingdom’s of Grace and Glory
1.To what throne are we exhorted to come to find mercy? (Heb. 4:16)
2.To what other kingdom do the Scriptures call our attention, and when is it to be set up? (Matt. 25:31)
3.How did Jesus seek to correct the false idea of the disciples and the Jews that he was then to set up His kingdom of glory? (Luke 19:11)
4.In this parable what did Jesus teach? (Luke 19:12)
5.Who is the nobleman? (John 14:2, 3)
6.In what words did Jesus make it clear that the only kingdom God now has on earth is the kingdom of grace? (Luke 17:20, 21)
7.By what are men saved from sin? (Eph. 2:8; Rom. 6:23)
8.When Christ sent out His disciples, what did He tell them to preach? (Luke 9:2)
9.In carrying out their commission, what did they preach? (Luke 9:6)
10.In the parable of the wheat and tares, what does the good seed represent? (Matt. 13:38)
11.Who sowed the tares in the kingdom? (Luke 13:39)
12.To whom did God entrust His kingdom on this earth? (Gen. 1:26)
13.What did man do with this trust? (Rom. 5:12, 19)
14.What did God promise to David, king of Israel? (Psalm 89:4)
15.Through whom was the throne of David to be perpetuated? (Isa 9:6, 7)
16.Who is this seed of David, the heir to his throne? (Luke 1:31, 32)
17.What did God, through the prophet, say concerning Israel? (Ezek. 21:25-27)