1O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
2Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
3For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
4In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.
5The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.
God of All Creation
Truly our God is worthy of all of our worship and praise, for there is nothing that He does not control! He hand is in the deep places of the earth, the hills, the sea, and the dry land, in other words, He is the God of all creation.
To understand the significance of what the psalmist is implying, we need to look at the time in which this psalm was written. Each group of people had their own gods with their own specific specialties. In 1 Kings 20, the king of Syria came out against the king of Israel, but was soundly defeated.
23And the servants of the king of Syria said unto him, Their gods are gods of the hills; therefore they were stronger than we; but let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they. (1 Kings 20:23, King James Version)
How did God respond?
28And there came a man of God, and spake unto the king of Israel, and said, Thus saith the LORD, Because the Syrians have said, The LORD is God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys, therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall know that I am the LORD. (1 Kings 20:28, King James Version)
Do we do the same thing today? Do we limit God's power based upon anything or anyone other than God? Too often, we think of God as though He is human, and therefore subject Him to the same limitations that we have. God is God! He who created the worlds and all of the starry host is not limited in any way, neither is He manipulated by our actions or even lack of actions.
We have lost that perspective of God. In our age of great scientific discovery we think we have lost the need of God, or at least have limited His power. In doing so, we have stripped Him of His absolute power over all things.
For example, when is the last time you have heard someone dare imply that natural disasters come at the hand of God? Natural disasters, according to our society, come randomly by the hand of mother nature. Who is mother nature? What happened to our Father God?
We resist the idea that God would use natural disasters because the god of the 21st century is only a god of love. Yes, God is a God of love, but that also means that He is a God of justice. Just as Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by the hand of God, and the world was destroyed by a great flood in the time of Noah, so God uses the same means in our day to wake up His children and to cause people to turn to Him.
The disciples marveled at Jesus when He rebuked the wind when they were tossed wildly about on the open sea. As the God of all creation, the winds, the lightening, and all other natural forces are never out of God's control. Every flash of lightening strikes exactly where He determines it will strike.
Let us return to the God of all creation, and pray that we will not diminish His power in our minds by our own prejudicial beliefs. This, dear child of God, is the God we love and serve. He is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent (all powerful, all knowing, and all present [present everywhere]). Can we not trust Him completely?
1O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. 2Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. 3For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
God Bless You,