Monday, May 24, 2010

The Greatness of God --Morning Prayer Week IV Monday

God_FromCreation_of_the_Sun_and_Moon I was struck in today’s Morning Prayer by the grander of God in creation. As the suggested Hymn for the office puts it;

I sing the mighty power of God,

That made the mountains rise;

That spread the flowing seas abroad,

And built the lofty skies. (Issac Watts, 1715)

In Psalm 135 the Psalmist writes;

For I know the Lord is great,

that our Lord is high above all gods,

The Lord does whatever he wills,

in heaven, on earth, in the seas. (Psalm 135:6)

This is the biblical basis for the aphorism that “God can do what ever God wants to do.”  This may seem strange to us because we fear acts that are capricious but this quality of God is held in balance with all his other attributes.  God is loving and slow to anger.  He is patient with us and desires to give good gifts to his children.

 

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