“Know that the LORD is God.” Psalm 100:3a
This verse is a command. We are to willfully accept this truth, to grasp it and internalize it. This calls for bowing our intellect to Scripture, for we can only know God through revelation.
Praise be to you, Lord God, for giving information to your tiny creatures, limited by this broken natural world, unable on our own to see the supernatural. There are hints, but we guess wrongly without your specific revelation.
We praise you for your love that makes your person knowable. You have revealed yourself as LORD, Yahweh, the holy One, great and glorious, powerful and pure, the righteous Judge and Hater of sin. You are God, Elohim, the powerful and faithful One, showing your power in creation and your faithfulness in fulfilling your promise to provide salvation.
What a God! what a Lord! You are without fault, without lack, without sin, totally sufficient in your triune self, complete in full-orbed wisdom, complete in everlasting love.
“It is he who made us, and we are his…” (Ps. 100:3b). You have created us—such a simple statement, but such complex beings you have made: miles of arteries, millions of nerves, trillions of brain cells, zillions of molecules all held together by your power. You have made us with self-healing parts, able to reproduce, to feed, care for ourselves, to think, plan, talk, see, hear, walk, carry goods, make tools—and to love or rebel.
We are also complex on other levels, being a trinity of body, soul and spirit, and having in our soul another trinity of mind, will and emotions, all working together in some mysterious fashion to comprise a human being.
You have made us, and therefore we belong to you, the great Creator, the Lord God who fashioned us in your image: echoing your tri-unity, able to think, plan, love and choose.
“…we are his people, the sheep of his pasture” (Ps. 100:3c). You, the great and good Shepherd, watch over us, giving us what we need to prosper—green pasture, still waters, right paths, your presence in danger, protection from our enemy, blessings on our heads, goodness, mercy, and certain hope for life with you after death.
To belong to you is a marvelous privilege, and you, in a way beyond our understanding, are delighted to have us as your sheep, as your children, as Jesus’ brothers and sisters, as the bride of Christ.
Glory be to you, O Lord our God (OUR God!!!), for your wisdom and grace in thinking up such wonderful possibilities and bringing them to pass to share with your sheep. We worship you, glorify you, lift you up, exalt you today, for you, the Great and Mighty One are worthy.
Prayer: “May your name be glorified before the unseen hosts in my life today as I seek to obey you out of love. Amen.”