Awesome God

Revelation 15:3-4

“Great and marvelous are Thy works, O Lord God, the Almighty;
Righteous and true are Thy ways, Thou King of the nations.
“Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Thy name?
For Thou alone art holy; For all the nations will come and worship before Thee,
For Thy righteous acts have been revealed.” NAS

God is Awesome – God is the highest most supremely valuable being of all. This is because nothing has its existence except at the will of God. Nothing has its being, except by His design and continued Providence. Indeed, His is the Divine Providence of all things, so it is said,…

Daniel 4:35 “And all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand Or say to Him, ‘What hast Thou done?”

He is the Mastermind and great Designer of Creation. Think with what Wisdom has God made such a complex and beautiful Earth. The lilies of the field, the great deep of the ocean, with its delicate ecosystems, the huge mountains, the lovely sunsets, or how about the human psyche, its emotional fountain or mental capacities, the nervous system or even the ever complex human eye. All these things have their existence in the eternally happy plan of the Divine and Benevolent Father, God Almighty!

Acts 17:28 – 28 for in Him we live and move and exist, NAS

Revelation 4:11 – 11 “Worthy art Thou, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for Thou didst create all things, and because of Thy will they existed, and were created.” NAS

How could we ever place value upon some created thing, above the One who created it? Oh how we sell ourselves short! To think that we would bow down to a block of wood, or a hunk of steel, or even a relationship or another person and say, “Thou art my God in whom I trust.” When all the while the Infinitely Holy and Merciful King, who made it all, looks down upon us with longsuffering, seeking to be worshipped and adored for He is the only being worthy of such!

How much more greater than all things is the One who Created them? Indeed, He is far beyond our ability to comprehend! How much more loving is the God who “is Love,” than mere men who only have what they receive from Him. Or what about joy, how much happier could we be if we would only turn to the Eternally Happy and Sovereign Spring of Joy from whom flows all blessing and every good and perfect thing!

Psalm 36:7-9 – 7 How precious is Thy lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Thy wings. 8 They drink their fill of the abundance of Thy house; And Thou dost give them to drink of the river of Thy delights.  9 For with Thee is the fountain of life; In Thy light we see light. NAS

Psalm 16:11 – 11 Thou wilt make known to me the path of life; In Thy presence is fulness of joy; In Thy right hand there are pleasures forever. NAS

God is Wonderful  – God is so far beyond our ability to comprehend, we must see Him as the Transcendent and Marvelous being that He is! But is God some impersonal force, out in the expanse of heaven? May it never be! Friend, do you desire happiness and love, comfort and peace? Be it known that God is the source of these rich desires that we have, and He is personal, and able to have a relationship with you!

Indeed there is not one as Happy as the Eternal God! And may I add that He is eternally happy in Himself, for He is the fulfillment of all that happiness is or can be! Friends, we would not even know these wonderful feelings and satisfactions lest they had been foreordained in the wonderful plan of the Wonderful God! And Oh how He wants to share with us His manifold perfections! That we would even “partake in the divine nature”, and be “conformed to the image of His Son,” the Lord Jesus Himself, the ever satisfied God!  Yes and Amen, what a promise that we will even take on the character and virtues of the thrice Holy God! Wonderful, Marvelous, Stupendous!!

Judges 13:18 – 18 But the angel of the LORD said to him, “Why do you ask my name, seeing it is wonderful?” NAS

Isaiah 55:9 – “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. NAS

Romans 11:33-36 – 33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! 34 For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who became His counselor? 35 Or who has first given to Him that it might be paid back to him again? 36 For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen. NAS

God is to be Worshipped – “Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Thy name? Can we stand in the presence of this God we have come to know, and not be changed? Will we disregard the commands of God our Father, as if we have no one to give account to but ourselves? Oh dear reader! Take off thy shoes, for the ground on which you stand is Holy! Bow your heart in adoration, and revere the Lord your God! Give Him praise who made the heavens and the Earth! Who gives to you every good thing, and satisfies your soul with lovingkindness and truth! Draw near to God and He will draw near to you! Acknowledge Him in all of your ways, and He will make your path straight! And say with doubting Thomas, “My Lord and My God!” We are commanded to praise the Lord throughout the Scripture. Indeed it is the greatest of all commandments that “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 “This is the great and foremost commandment. (Matt 22:37-39) We are  commanded to love Him because He is infinitely worthy of our devotion and He knows that this is where we will find our utmost happiness and fulfillment, in loving Him! Indeed it is the purpose for which we were made! And in loving God we will find an awesome, and wonderful supernatural life, that will flow from our inmost being, forever and ever!

John 7:37-38 – Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. 38 “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water. NAS

Deuteronomy 6:13 – 13 You shall fear only the LORD your God; and you shall worship Him, and swear by His name. NAS

Revelation 14:7 – 7 and he said with a loud voice, “Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters.” NAS

Deuteronomy 5:29 – 29’Oh that they had such a heart in them, that they would fear Me, and keep all My commandments always, that it may be well with them and with their sons forever! NAS

Deuteronomy 10:12-14 – 12 “And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require from you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to keep the Lord’s commandments and His statutes which I am commanding you today for your good? 14 “Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it. NAS

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