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He Beholds All Things.

Psalm 113:6 (NKJV) Who humbles Himself to behold The things that are in the heavens and in the earth?

God dwells so high that to observe heavenly things He must humble Himself. He must come down to view the skies and bow to see what angels do. What must His condescension be! He observes the humblest of His servants on earth and makes them sing for joy, like Mary when she said, “He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant” (Luke 1:48).

Wonderful are Isaiah’s words, “For thus says the High and Lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: ‘I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones’ ” (Is. 57:15).

Heathen philosophers could not believe that the great God observed the small events of human history. They pictured Him dwelling in serene indifference to all the needs and woes of His creatures.

“Their rock is not like our Rock” (Deut. 32:31). We have a God who is high above all gods, yet He is our Father, knowing what we need before we ask Him. He is the Shepherd who supplies our needs. He is the Guardian who counts the hairs of our heads. He is the tender and considerate Friend who sympathizes with us in all our grief. Truly, our condescending God should be praised wherever He is known.

— Charles Spurgeon

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