The Prelude – June 16th

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Come Adore our Powerful God

When things don’t go as we expect them to in our lives, we tend to ask God “why”? In the book of Job, we read about a man who had unimaginable sorrows and difficulties come his way. All of his children and his servants died, all of his fortune was destroyed, his three closest friends and his wife eventually all turned their backs on him and/or God, and he was covered in painful sores. Finally, at the end of the book he questions God as to why this is happening to him.

In Job chapters 38-41, God begins His rebuke of Job by reminding him of who He is: “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Who set its measurements? Since you know. Or who stretched the line on it?…Have you ever in your life commanded the morning and caused the dawn to know its place….”

After 3 chapters of this, Job replies “ I am insignificant” and later “I know that You can do all things and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.”

In the song Behold our God, the writer puts forth similar rhetorical questions intended to prompt us to think about the greatness of our God. Think about these questions:

Who has held the oceans in His hands?
Who has numbered every grain of sand?

Who has given counsel to the Lord?
Who can question any of His words?
Who can teach the One Who knows all things?
Who can fathom all His wondrous deeds?

The writer begs us to adore or worship this great God who has done all of these amazing things! Who is like Him? “Behold our God seated on His throne; Come, let us adore Him; Behold our King! Nothing can compare; Come, let us adore Him!”

Come Adore our Father

One of the many amazing realities of the gospel, is that this amazing and powerful God, is not just a distant, all-powerful being. If we have believed in Jesus Christ – that He is the Son of God, that He lived a sinless life, died on the cross for our sins, and rose from the grave – scripture teaches that we have been “adopted as children” (Rom 8:15, Eph 1:5, Gal 4:5) into the family of God. That means that this God is our Father.

In Your Favorite Name, the writer lists various titles that God is referred to in scripture that each describe who He is: “Almighty God, Lord of all Creation, Ancient of days, the Holy One, Eternal King, Alpha and Omega, Jehovah God, the Mighty One… So many names You’ve given us to call You, but one remains…Your favorite name is Father; You love to hear Your children calling.” We, have the privilege of calling Him our Father! How awesome is the gospel! How awesome is our Great and Sovereign God! “Come, let us adore Him!”

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