You Are Very Great

Have you read Psalm 104 lately?  If not, I encourage you to do so.  Sometimes we simply forget how great our God is, taking His works for granted.

As I read this psalm today I thought, “This pretty well sums it up.”  I don’t need theories of evolution to tell me how the earth was set on its foundations or why the oceans stay in their assigned place. The psalmist says it well, “O Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty.” Psalm 104:1 (NIV).

Verses 2-3 go on to say, ” He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters.  He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind.”

Verse 5 tells us that He set the earth on its foundations – unmovable.  Verses 6 and 7 describe how He set a boundary for the waters of the deep.  And the rest of the chapter unfolds His design for nature – for the earth, its creatures, and for us.  “These all look to you to give them their food at the proper time.  When you give it to them they gather it up; when you open your hand they are satisfied with good things.  Psalm 104: 27-28.

And then, in verses 29-30, “When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust.  When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth.”

Upon reading this chapter today, my heart joins with the psalmist in saying, Oh Lord my God, you are very great!



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