June 28, 2018

Psalm 66
Vs 3: Say to God, “How
awesome are Your Works!
Vs 5: He is
awesome in His doing

The word - Awesome - is Used 60 times in the Bible:  
(34 times about how Awesome God is and
20 times about the Awesome things God does and has done for His Children)

Deuteronomy 7:17-21 (ESV)
17 “If you say in your heart, ‘These nations are greater than I. How can I dispossess them?’ 18 you shall not
be afraid of them but you shall remember what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt, 19 the
great trials that your eyes saw, the signs, the wonders, the mighty hand, and the outstretched arm, by which
the Lord your God brought you out. So will the Lord your God do to all the peoples of whom you are afraid. 20
Moreover, the Lord your God will send hornets among them, until those who are left and hide themselves
from you are destroyed. 21 You shall not be in dread of them (Heb: don’t tremble before them),
for the Lord
your God is in your midst, a great and awesome God

Deuteronomy 10:17 (NKJV)
For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords,
the great God, mighty and
who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe.

Jeremiah 20:11 (NKJV)
But the Lord is with me as a mighty,
awesome One. Therefore my persecutors will stumble,
and will not prevail. They will be greatly ashamed, for they will not prosper.
Their everlasting confusion will never be forgotten.

Vs 12:  We went through fire and through water;
But you brought us out to rich fulfillment (NKJV) –
Wide open space (NET), place of abundance (ESV & NASB)

The Hebrew word translated as “ rich fulfillment, wide open space, place of abundance
is the word “revayah” (rev-aw-yaw’) that means saturation

It’s from the primitive Hebrew root (raw-vaw’) that means:
To be satiated, saturated, to drench,  to saturate.

This same word “revayah” is used in Psalms 23:5 that says:
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over (overflows – NASB).

The root word is used in several places in the Old Testament to mean:
Abundantly satisfied, watered abundantly, filled, bathed, soaked, satiated.

So when the enemy plots evil against us and “comes in like a flood” (Isaiah 59:19)
God will turn it around and saturate us, fill us, soak us, and satisfy us with good and
as His Word assures us, He will make “all things work together for good
for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose, (NET)”

God is truly AMAZING, both for Who He Is and
for the Amazing things He does for those of us who love and worship Him.