DAILY DEVOTION, June 2, 2022
“thy gentleness hath made me great.” Psalm 18:35
The words can be translated, “thy goodness hath made me great.” David gratefully ascribed all his greatness, not to his own goodness but to the goodness of God. It is God’s making himself little, which is the cause of our being made great. We are so small that if God manifested his greatness without condescension, we would be trampled under his feet; but God, who must stoop to view the skies, and bow to see what angels do, turns his eye yet lower and looks to the lowly and contrite, and makes them great. Therefore, David ascribes all his greatness to the condescending goodness of His Father in heaven. May this sentiment be echoed in our hearts while we cast our crowns at Jesus’ feet and cry, “thy gentleness hath made me great.” How marvelous has been our experience of God’s gentleness! How gentle have been his corrections! How gentle his forbearance! How gentle his teachings! How gentle his leading! Meditate upon this theme. Let gratitude be awakened; let humility deepen; let love be quickened before you fall asleep tonight.
From Charles Spurgeon, editing by RB
Father, we are so grateful to learn that You are gentle as You relate to us. You have lifted us up from our lowly position and made us citizens of Your Kingdom. Our Lord Jesus humbled Himself so that we might be lifted up. Praise be unto His name we pray, Amen.