Monday, 20 July 2020
Question of the day: How awesome is God? How awesome are you?
Answer: Read Psalm 139 (yes, the entire Psalm) to get a sense of how awesome God really is. The way we see God is really a reflection of the way we see ourselves. This Psalm proves my point. It goes from describing the awesomeness of God to describing the awesomeness of us.
About God ... Psalm 139:7-10 "Where can I go from Your Ruach? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I go up to heaven, You are there, and if I make my bed in Sheol, look, You are there too. If I take the wings of the dawn and settle on the other side of the sea, even there Your hand will lead me, and Your right hand will lay hold of me."
About us ... Psalm 139:13-14 "For You have created my conscience. You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise You, for I am awesomely, wonderfully made!"
What's left? To make God the Lord of our lives. Revelation 3:20 "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me."
So, Psalm 139 closes with this invitation for God to perform a "check-up." Psalm 139:23-24 "Search me, O God, and know my heart. Examine me, and know my anxious thoughts, and see if there be any offensive way within me, and lead me in the way everlasting."
Rabbi Michael Weiner,