The Weak Confounds the Mighty

Psalm 8:2. “Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast Thou ordained strength because of Thine enemies, that Thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.”

In v. 1, David sings of the mighty power of God as seen through His creation of the heavens and the earth.

In v. 2, he sets forth the same mighty power in the form of tiny babies and children. Sometimes He uses the weak things of the world to confound the mighty.

There is still a raging battle over when a baby IS a baby, and not just a mass of tissue to be quickly terminated. God knows better. So does every pregnant woman who feels that first tiny flutter of movement in her womb, and her own heart quickens in the knowledge of the amazing creation of God going on in her body.

In 1 Corinthians 1:27 we read, “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty.”

The miracle of birth has continued from the conception of Cain until the present day. Birth itself is a miracle, declaring the creativity and power of God in every detail.

Watching a tiny baby grow into adulthood also speaks to the power of God, as well as to His great love and care for even the tiniest of His creatures.

Children have simple faith. To them, the idea of God is not hard to understand because their faith is simple, clear clean, and innocent. It is only when their minds are cluttered with the philosophies of man that they begin to have doubts. We need to teach them, as Deuteronomy says, morning and evening, waking and sleeping, every single day.

It is through the mighty power of God, displayed in His vast creation and in the tiniest baby, that puts His enemies to route. They cannot create anything from nothing!

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