The Greatest Need of Man Answered and Settled by God Part 7

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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

If you are familiar with Greek mythology, you can see all sorts of gods depicted in their literature. These gods have different powers that enable them to defeat enemies. However, these gods, like humans that created them, has certain limitations. And surprisingly, these Greek gods can be outsmarted by mortals. With that kind of god, being powerful has limits. Yet the God of the Bible is far beyond what the human mind can conceive. But because of His goodness, He let us grasp us some aspects of Him being God through the Scriptures. As we wind down to a few installments of our study, we already studied the two things God answered to man’s greatest need. Then we turned to the satisfaction that these truths bring. This week and two succeeding weeks, we shall focus on the five things why we should trust God. As we read the middle and later part of Psalms 65, we can see the first two of God’s credibility:

  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)

 

As we read verses 5 and 8, we can see God as being the hope, reaches at the very ends of earth. Turning to Psalms 103: 11-12, “His love is as high as the heavens are above earth” and “as far as the east from the west, so far does he remove our transgression from us”. Those description means that God is limitless to reach each and every one to display His goodness and mercy. God is not bound geographically, that His saving powered is concentrated in Jerusalem. Going back to the verses 5 and 8, we see that His far reaching capabilities is extended to the farthest part of earth.

 

 

  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)

Knowing already that God is far reaching, it won’t be hard for us to accept that He is powerful.  Not only does He “by his strength established the mountains…” or “who stills the roaring of the seas”, according to Psalms 104: 5 He is the one who “set the earth on its foundation”. That is why there is no excuse to trust God in what He gave us. The two greatest need of man from a far reaching and powerful God! May we give glory to Him day by day!

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