By Rev (Dr) Nguyen Gia Hien

Published in the Weekly of True Life BPC, 7 May 2023

Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for
me?” (Jer 32:27).

The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the tenth year of Zedekiah king of
Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar. For then the king of
Babylon’s army besieged Jerusalem: and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the
court of the prison, which was in the king of Judah’s house” (Jer. 32:1–2). The
Babylonians came to besiege Jerusalem according to God’s sovereign righteous
judgement. The LORD used Jeremiah to remind His people that He is the Almighty
Creator, who has full power to judge or to bless as there is nothing too hard for Him.
Sadly, the leaders and people of Judah did not believe God’s Word, nor fear Him, nor
come back to Him in repentance!

The LORD Is the Almighty God, the Creator

God has revealed Himself to humans through His Creation, His Word, His Son Jesus
Christ, and the Holy Spirit so that they may know Him, the living and true God, the
Creator, who is always sovereign, eternal, unchangeable, almighty, all-knowing, all-
merciful, ever-present, holy, just, good, and faithful. Thus, there is nothing too hard
for the LORD to fulfil His Word, either to judge unrepentant sinners or to save and
bless repentant ones, “Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto
them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible” (Matt 19:25b–
26). The Holy Spirit revealed the LORD God to Jeremiah so that he could know, trust,
pray, and record His Word.

Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power
and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: Thou shewest
lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the
bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is
his name, Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the
ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the
fruit of his doings” (Jer. 32:17–19).

Surely, no one is able to create the heavens, the earth, the universe and all things out of
nothing except God the Almighty. Thus, nothing is too hard for the Lord to do His will
and Word, either to judge or to bless. God says, “See now that I, even I, am he, and
there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there
any that can deliver out of my hand” (Deut. 32:39).

Nothing Is Too Hard for the LORD to Judge

King Zedekiah and the people of Judah did not believe God’s Word of warnings and
judgement through His true prophet Jeremiah but listened to the soothing words of
false peace from their false prophets. Thus, they did not repent of their sins,
transgressions and idolatry nor come back to the Lord to worship and serve Him. King
Zedekiah even put Jeremiah in prison. As a result, King Zedekiah and the people of
Judah were taken in captivity to Babylon. King Zedekiah was judged before King

Nebuchadnezzar, “Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah be-
fore his eyes: also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah. Moreover he put
out Zedekiah’s eyes, and bound him with chains, to carry him to Babylon” (Jer 39:6–
7). Truly, “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for
me? Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the
Chaldeans, and into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he shall take
it” (Jer 32:27–28).

Nothing Is Too Hard for the LORD to Bless

God is so gracious and merciful. He faithfully kept His covenant with Abraham, Isaac,
Jacob and David although their children broke the covenant. King Zedekiah and the
people of Judah were still in Jerusalem during the Babylonian siege, but God
graciously let them know that He would bring their children back to their Land after 70
years of captivity, for there is nothing too hard for the LORD to bless them. To prove
His Word and promises, God commanded Jeremiah to purchase the field from his
uncle’s son Hanameel, even during the Babylonian siege while Jeremiah was in prison
(Jer. 32:6–15). At first, Jeremiah did not understand, so he prayed to the LORD, and
the LORD confirmed that He would bring the people of Judah back to their Land and
put His fear in their hearts to do them good as nothing is too hard for the
LORD, “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for
me?… And I will make an everlasting covenant , that I will not turn away from
them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not
depart from me. Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant
them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul” (Jer
32:27, 40–41).

Proper Attitudes
1. Fear God and come back to the LORD in repentance as He is able to judge and
chastise His people without respect of persons (Rom 2:1–11; 1 Cor 11:30–32).
2. Worship the LORD, glorify Him, and serve Him with joy and gratitude (Rev
4:11; 5:12–14; 14:7)
3. Trust in the LORD and His Word, sovereignty and mighty work to help His
people and deliver them in their troubles and difficulties as He is able to do all
things well, even to make all things work together for good to them ac-
cording to His will, for nothing is too hard for Him (Gen 18:14; Jer
32:27; Rom 8:28).
4. Pray to the LORD to put His fear in believers’ hearts and their children’s
hearts (Jer 32:40).

It is vital for believers to have the fear of the Lord in their hearts so that they may
fear Him, worship Him, serve Him, obey Him and depart from sins in
repentance, as well as to wholeheartedly seek Him and trust in Him in all things,
for there is nothing too hard for Him to help or deliver.

Pastor’s Note: The Rev Nguyen Gia Hien was conferred the Doctor of Religious
Education at the 48th Graduation Service of the Far Eastern Bible College. He is
the pastor of Brisbane BPC in Australia. Members visiting Brisbane are heartily
recommended to worship at Brisbane BPC.