October 29 2023
Today, Sunday October 29
Remember God’s Great Creation
1 Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, You are very great: You are clothed with honor and majesty,
2 Who cover Yourself with light as with a garment, Who stretch out the heavens like a curtain.
3 He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters, Who makes the clouds His chariot, Who walks on the wings of the wind,
4 Who makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire.
5 You who laid the foundations of the earth, So that it should not be moved forever,
6 You covered it with the deep as with a garment; The waters stood above the mountains.
7 At Your rebuke they fled; At the voice of Your thunder they hastened away.
8 They went up over the mountains; They went down into the valleys, To the place which You founded for them.
9 You have set a boundary that they may not pass over, That they may not return to cover the earth.
Psalm 104 is an awesome psalm that helps us celebrate the glory of our Creator and the incredible greatness of His creation. Maybe today you are feeling overwhelmed with personal problems in your life, something that has taken place that has given you a sense of hopelessness, and it seems that is no end to it. And you are possibly saying, “I just can’t take anymore, how much more of this can I take, I’m tired, I’m weary, I feel all alone, I feel helpless, how can I deal with this”?
Well, my friend, this is a psalm for you and me! This is a time we can look up and see how great our God is and remember that there is nothing impossible for Him! This is a psalm that reminds us that “God spoke, and the world came into existence!” The very first verse in the Bible proclaims, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”. This psalm describes those acts of creation on the first six days as God simply spoke and everything that is came into existence. In Hebrews 11:3 we are told that we can only understand this by faith. “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.”
Our God is great in Himself! Our God is great in anything and everything He does! And He is a God who cares about you and whatever you are dealing with in life today! The very first words of this psalm proclaim: “Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, You are very great”. Did you notice the psalmist declared that Jehovah was “my God”. Before we can enjoy and experience the greatness of God, we must have a personal relationship with Him through the Lord Jesus Christ! He must be “My God”. “The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1).
The first nine verses of Psalm 104 give us a description of a King so great (95:3; Hab. 3:4) that He wears light for a robe (93:1; Isa. 59:17; 1 John 1:5; 1 Tim. 6:16) and has a palace in heaven above the waters (Gen. 1:7). He uses the clouds for His chariot and the winds to move them (18:7-15; 68:4; 77:16-19). His servants (the angels, 148:8; Heb. 1:7) serve as quickly and invisibly as the wind and possess awesome power like flames of fire. This King is so great that creating the heavens was as easy as putting up a tent (19:4; Isa. 40:22). Though He hung the earth on nothing (Job 26:7), it remains firmly fixed as if resting on a foundation that cannot be moved (Job 38:6). When He made the earth, it was "wearing" deep waters like a garment (Gen. 1:2, 6-10), but one command from the King and those waters "were frightened away." They settled where they belonged on the planet and dared not go beyond the established boundaries (Job 38:8-11; Jer. 5:22).
In all this creative activity, the Lord has revealed Himself in His power and glory. "The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands" (Psalm 19:1). Day and night, the visible things of creation shout aloud to the inhabitants of the earth that there is a God, that He is powerful and wise, and that all people are accountable to Him (Rom. 1:18-32).
Today, are we listening to the voice of His great creation? God is telling us nothing is impossible for Him, He cares for us, and He will help us if we will only believe and trust Him!