Where honour is due – Psalm 76

God loves me. That’s great news! He wants to be my friend, advocate, helper, counsellor. He’s willing to forgive me when I get it wrong, He gives me strength, wisdom, and power to help me get it right. Such great news!

What God will never be, is my pal, my mate, my chum. A glance at Psalm 76 will tell you why. Pretty much every verse describes his awesome power and fearful majesty, his insurmountable greatness, unconquerable might and unquestionable justice.

What a mighty God we serve! His love is richly abundant, his kindness to us knows no limit. But never, never, never take it for granted. That the God who could snuff us out without the slightest effort, chose the way of love, and grace and humility in sending his precious Son to earth, was a miracle indeed. But we should take care to honour and worship him, recognising this, his gift to us.

We are fond of our ‘human rights’. God is not. He requires us to treat one another with justice and love, and fiercely defends ‘all the afflicted of the land’. But nothing he gives us or does for us is our ‘right’. It is not deserved, it is pure love and grace – his choice to give. Thankfully, he delights to do so, for we have a ‘right’ to nothing!

Whilst we enjoy his amazing love, mercy and goodness towards us, let us never lose sight of the fearful, awesome majesty of our God. Let us give him the honour he is due.

About widemargin

Retired special needs teacher. Mother, grandmother, widowed after nearly 43 years of happy marriage. So glad I have my Lord Jesus to help me through every day. My aim is to hear what God is speaking for me, this day, this moment, through what I read in his Word, together with the experiences of everyday life. He's the best teacher!
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