Daily Devotions with Spurgeon: 25th November

Mountains Turned to Plains

Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the headstone with shouts of, “Grace, grace to it.” (Zechariah 4:7)

At this hour a mountain of difficulty or distress may be in our way, and natural reason sees no path over it, or through it, or round it. Let faith come in, and straightaway the mountain disappears and becomes a plain. But faith must first hear the word of the Lord—”Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.”

I see that I can do nothing and that all reliance on man is vanity. “Not by might.” I see that no visible means can be relied on, God alone must work. If the Almighty God takes up the concerns of His people, then great mountains are nothing. He can remove worlds as easily as boys kick footballs. This power He can lend to me. If the Lord bids me move an Alp, I can do it through His name. It may be a great mountain, but even before my feebleness it shall become a plain; for the Lord has said it. What can I be afraid of with God on my side?


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