Impartial Grace: Psalm 46

Yahweh of Armies is with us. The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Come, see Yahweh’s works, what desolations he has made in the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth. He breaks the bow, and shatters the spear. He burns the chariots in the fire. Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth. Yahweh of Armies is with us. The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

(Psalm 46:7-11, emphasis added)

We are living in a time when the nations on the earth are in chaos. Nations are warring with other nations and even warring within themselves inside their own borders. The only true and real help for this condition is by way of Divine intervention. God will set all things right. All the warring kingdoms will be crushed. All the instruments of war will be burned up. He will make places desolate. He leads the peoples of the world to judgment and ultimately brings peace to His earth.

God speaks to us directly in this Psalm. “Be still…,” He says. Be patient and quiet. Listen closely for His Word; for His direction. “…And, know that I am God…” There is no other. Let the Spirit of God; the Holy Spirit show you that He is God. “…I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted on the earth.” He is our God and He will be exalted. All nations will bow to Him. All the earth will be possessed and ruled by Him. Every tongue will confess Jesus Christ is Lord!

The preacher advocating universal reconciliation stands to pray against our warring ways and practice our faith. The advocate for universal reconciliation sees an opportunity in every personal contact to demonstrate the kind of love shown them from heaven. It is good for our hearts to know that the people we encounter will be reconciled to God in the same way we will be reconciled to Him. His love is pure; as pure for those who hate Him as it is pure for those who truly love Him. That is indeed glorious Gospel. That is Impartial Grace.