by Jeremiah Burroughs
"The Glorious Name of God, The Lord of Hosts" is a spiritually enriching work that explores the majestic attributes and significance of God as the Lord of Hosts. This Puritan work considers the theological underpinnings while offering practical insights for individuals seeking to deepen their faith and relationship with the LORD.
Burroughs begins by unveiling the magnificence of God's name, emphasizing the awe-inspiring nature of the title "The Lord of Hosts." He examines various aspects of God's character and power, demonstrating how this divine name reflects God's supreme authority and sovereignty over all creation, both in heaven and on earth. Throughout the text, Burroughs emphasizes the vastness and might of God's heavenly armies, including the angels, stars, elements, and other celestial forces, all of which stand ready to execute God's will.
The author skillfully weaves together scriptural references and theological insights to illustrate the omnipotence, wisdom, and glory of God as the Lord of Hosts. He highlights God's ability to command and direct these celestial armies to accomplish His divine purposes, showing that no force in the universe can thwart His will. This divine omnipotence is portrayed as a source of both reverence and comfort for believers.
Moreover, Burroughs addresses the implications of aligning oneself with God as the Lord of Hosts. He underscores the profound honor and safety that come with being on God's side, emphasizing the significance of trusting in God's providence and strength. The book encourages readers to surrender to God's will and trust in His wisdom, recognizing that God's hosts are always present, ready to assist and protect those who serve Him faithfully.
Throughout the book Burroughs invites readers to contemplate the divine majesty and offers a powerful reminder of the consequences of walking in opposition to such a majestic and omnipotent God. He underscores the urgency of repentance and reconciliation with God, emphasizing that God's mercy is available even in the face of provocation.