Blessed Be Jehovah God
||Rev. Ronald Van Overloop
||86, 39, 172, 197
|Confession of Faith
- The object.
- “Jehovah God.”
- This is believed to be a prayer of David for Solomon (type) and of Christ (reality)
- Jehovah is the I Am, the perfectly Self-sufficient One, without outside needs.
- God is the One Who is infinitely perfect in all His Being and actions; full of infinite perfections.
- And He is “the God of Israel.”
- He brought the nation out of Egypt; went before them in the wilderness; redeemed and saved them.
- In Him all the true Israel of God are justified together into an holy nation.
- “His glorious name.”
- The reason for the praise is because He “only does wondrous things.”
- “Wondrous” are marvelous, extra-ordinary, surpassing, beyond one’s ability to understand.
- It was not because of the excellence of David’s son and other sons who were kings that the royal throne was so glorious.
- Over against man’s failures are the many wondrous things God does.
- He does wondrous things in the creation of all things and in the government of the world.
- The wondrous things the psalmist has in mind are the excellence of king’s office and the king’s kingdom.
- A part of God’s wondrous things is His grace at work in the lives and hearts of His children working and maturing faith.
- Therefore, blessed be Jehovah.
- To God belongs a doxology or ascription of glory and blessing properly.
- This is because all good things are from Him and by Him.
- These verses call for profound gratitude and emotion arising from a proper understanding of our King and His kingdom.
- “Let the whole earth be filled with His glory.”
- David, with good reason, prays that the glory of God’s name may fill the whole earth.
- Then all nations shall come and worship Him.
- “Amen and Amen.”