I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?

Jeremiah 32:27

“Context is key” might as well be my motto for Bible study. Inspirational Bible verses don’t actually inspire the Christian, unless that Christian understands why they were recorded, who they were spoken by and to whom.

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Matthew 19:26

Indeed, “God can do anything” and “I can achieve anything through Him” are positive messages; we ought to believe those things are true and that they apply to us.

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:13

What we should not forget is that punishing rebellion (Jeremiah 32), humbling the rich and powerful (Matthew 19) and requiring endurance through imprisonment and all kinds of hardship (Philippians 4) are all parts of how God achieves everything.

We need to have faith that can get us through the mundane and the extraordinary equally, a faith in the God who knows no limits.

Ethan Kirl