He Calls Himself Their God

Wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He hath prepared for them a city. -Hebrews 11:16

Because they are strangers, and because they will not go back to their old abode, therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God. He might be. What poor people God’s people are-poor many of them in circumstances, but how many of them I might very well call poor as to spiritual things! I do not think if any of us had such a family as God has, we should ever have patience with them. We cannot even have, when we judge ourselves rightly, patience with ourselves; but how is it that God bears with the ill-manners of such a froward, weak, foolish, forgetful people as His people are? He might well be ashamed to be called their God if you look upon them as they are. Own them-how can He own them? Does He not Himself sometimes say of them, “How can I put thee among the children?” and yet He does. Viewed as they are, they are such a rabble in many respects that it is marvelous He is not ashamed of them; and yet He never is; and to prove that He is not ashamed of them we have this fact, that He calls Himself their God, “I will be your God,” and He oftentimes seems to speak of it as a very joyful thing to His own heart. “I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,” and while He calls Himself their God, He never forbids them to call Him their God; and in the presence of the great ones of the earth they may call Him their God-anywhere. He is not ashamed that it should be so. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

https://www.blueletterbible.org/Comm/spurgeon_charles/sermons/3478.cfm

One thought on “He Calls Himself Their God

  1. “I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,” and while He calls Himself their God He never forbids them to call Him their God; and in the presence of the great ones of the earth they may call Him their God-anywhere.”
    ~Amen ❤ \o/

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