WHAT IS GOD REALLY LIKE?

C37FAA2C-92C3-4805-94C7-37BD1EE6B94F-1170-000000B357AA9F42PSALM 111:1-101) “Hallelujah! I will give thanks to the LORD with all of my heart in the assembled congregation of the upright.  2) Great are the acts of the LORD; they are within reach of all who desire them. 3) Splendid and glorious are his awesome deeds, and his righteousness endures forever. 4) He is remembered for his awesome deeds; the LORD is gracious and compassionate. 5) He prepares food for those who fear him; he is ever mindful of his covenant. 6) He revealed his mighty deeds to his people by giving them a country of their own. 7) Whatever he does is reliable and just, and all his precepts are trustworthy, 8) sustained through all eternity, and fashioned in both truth and righteousness. 9) He sent deliverance to his people; he ordained his covenant to last forever; his name is holy and awesome. 10) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; sound understanding belongs to those who practice it. Praise of God endures forever.” (ISV)

OBSERVATION: What is God really like? There are many varied opinions of what God’s nature is like, yet there is only one opinion that truly matters. This opinion is what God has declared about Himself, both through the revelation of Scripture, and through His mighty acts among mankind. Psalm 111 is a wonderful treatise on the nature of God, and it speaks for itself. The following observations are a reason for all believers to give the Lord praise.

He is Accessible:

  • Verse 2: “Great are the acts of the LORD; they are within reach of all who desire them.”

He is both Awesome and Righteous:

  • Verse 3: “Splendid and glorious are his awesome deeds, and his righteousness endures forever.”

He is Gracious and Compassionate:

  • Verse 4: “He is remembered for his awesome deeds; the LORD is gracious and compassionate.”

He is our Provider:

  • Verse 5: “He prepares food for those who fear him; he is ever mindful of his covenant.”

He is our Inheritance:

  • Verse 6: “He revealed his mighty deeds to his people by giving them a country of their own.”

He is Trustworthy:

  • Verse 7: “Whatever he does is reliable and just, and all his precepts are trustworthy,”

He is Eternally Faithful:

  • Verse 8: “…sustained through all eternity, and fashioned in both truth and righteousness.”

He is our Deliverer:

  • Verse 9: “He sent deliverance to his people; he ordained his covenant to last forever; his name is holy and awesome.”

He is our Wisdom:

  • Verse 10: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; sound understanding belongs to those who practice it. Praise of God endures forever.”

He is our Praise:

  • Verse 1: “Hallelujah! I will give thanks to the LORD with all of my heart in the assembled congregation of the upright.”

In Jesus Name!

 

 

About Kirk's Devotional Journal

Kirk L. Zehnder is the Founder of Resurrection Christian Outreach. RCO is a ministry that promotes the growth and vitality of the local church through speaking engagements, seminars, various media tools, and written curriculum and books. This ministry was started over 35 years ago by Kirk as a means to strengthen the church that he was pastoring. It grew as Kirk began to share these tools with other churches. Today many of the materials are being used by local churches both nationally and internationally. Kirk's Devotional Journal is a result of struggling with Bible reading programs that never seemed to work. Kirk feels the Lord helped him discover an easy to follow program to Read, Reflect, Pray, and Journal through the Bible in one year. This program is called L.I.F.E. Unlike other programs there are no dates to follow. You can miss a day and still complete your reading. You never feel like the dates and verses you missed are chasing you. You are free to enjoy your daily Biblical journey and listen to the voice of The Lord. For more information on the L.I.F.E. plan, send an email to rcoutreach@aol.com. Kirk is also available for speaking engagements, seminars, and retreats. With over 40 years of professional business and pastoral ministry experience, Kirk brings a unique combination of practical wisdom, humor, and Biblical insight. If you would like Kirk to speak at your church, school, or ministry, please send an email to rcoutreach@aol.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your opportunity.
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