The Greatest Need of Man Answered and Settled by God Part 6

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Praise is due to you,a O God, in Zion,

and to you shall vows be performed.

 

O you who hear prayer,

to you shall all flesh come.

 

When iniquities prevail against me,

you atone for our transgressions.

 

Blessed is the one you choose and bring near,

to dwell in your courts!

We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house,

the holiness of your temple!

 

By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness,

O God of our salvation,

the hope of all the ends of the earth

and of the farthest seas;

 

the one who by his strength established the mountains,

being girded with might;

 

who stills the roaring of the seas,

the roaring of their waves,

the tumult of the peoples,

 

so that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs.

You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy.

 

You visit the earth and water it;

you greatly enrich it;

the river of God is full of water;

you provide their grain,

for so you have prepared it.

 

You water its furrows abundantly,

settling its ridges,

softening it with showers,

and blessing its growth.

 

You crown the year with your bounty;

your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.

 

The pastures of the wilderness overflow,

the hills gird themselves with joy,

 

the meadows clothe themselves with flocks,

the valleys deck themselves with grain,

they shout and sing together for joy.

–Psalms 65:1-13

God’s Credibility

Now that we have found the two needs of man that has been answered by God and the satisfactions it brings to us, we are now to focus on why we would trust God in those things. We are now bound to see God’s credibility. The later part of Psalms 65 left us the full details on why we should count on Him.

Searching for relevant information using internet is so easy. Just go to Google, type your inquiries and in a fraction of a second, it will yield the information you are looking for. However, not all the information you’ll get are true. We don’t want to get, say news items that are false. We want to have a reliable source that we can depend on to get the truth. Similarly, God does have something to say on why we should believe on Him. He can authenticate His claims by who He is. Our two greatest needs (salvation and prayer) rely on God’s credibility for it held both of them to be dependable.

There are five things we should consider to see the reliability of God:

  1. Far reaching

By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness,

O God of our salvation,

the hope of all the ends of the earth

and of the farthest seas; (v.5)

 

so that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs.

You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy.(v.8)

 

  1. Powerful

 

the one who by his strength established the mountains,

being girded with might;

 

who stills the roaring of the seas,

the roaring of their waves,

the tumult of the peoples, (vs. 6 & 7)

 

  1. Provider

 

you provide their grain,

for so you have prepared it. (v. 9)

 

 

  1. He Holds the Time

 

You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy. (v.8)

 

  1. Enricher

 

You visit the earth and water it;

you greatly enrich it;

the river of God is full of water;

you provide their grain,

for so you have prepared it. (v. 9)

 

You water its furrows abundantly,

settling its ridges,

softening it with showers,

and blessing its growth.(v. 10)

 

You crown the year with your bounty;

your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.( v. 11)

 

               

In the succeeding weeks we will look at these five traits of God’s credibility.

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