“’Great and MARVELOUS are Your works, O Lord God, the Almighty; Righteous and true are Your ways, King of the nations!’”

I want to pause today. We’re more than half way through our 365 days of praising God. Thank you for joining me on this journey of growing our understanding of who our great God is. The reason it thrills me to daily admire a different facet of God is because He CHOSE to reveal His nature. He wants us to know Him. For instance, often I’ll notice people share a list of their favorite books, music, movies, vacation spots, and food. It’s normal to want to know and be known. In the Bible, God puts Himself out there and says, “I want you to know Me;” then provides a progressive revelation of Himself. We know God is righteous and loving and kind. But, maybe we should add “marvelous” to our short list of descriptions. What’s so marvelous about our Lord? His…
MARVELOUS WORKS. In the above verse, Moses celebrates the works God has done.  In what ways have you seen God working in your life or in the life of someone close to you? Wouldn’t you agree God is marvelous?

MARVELOUS LOVINGKINDNESS.  The psalmist writes, “Blessed be the LORD, for He has made marvelous His lovingkindness to me in a besieged city.” Psalm 31:21.  In these verses, marvelous means “wonderful, surpassing, extraordinary, separate by distinguishing action. Doesn’t that fit our Lord’s lovingkindness? It’s surpassing, extraordinary, and His death for our sins is distinguishable.

MARVELOUS SALVATION.  In Matthew 21:42, Jesus asks, “‘Did you never read in the Scriptures, ‘THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone; THIS CAME ABOUT FROM THE LORD, AND IT IS MARVELOUS IN OUR EYES‘?”  Jesus used the word “marvelous” in relation to God’s plan for saving mankind. It means “worthy of pious admiration, admirable, excellent, passing human comprehension, causing amazement joined with terror, extraordinary, striking, surprising.” Each of those words define how marvelous God’s plan of salvation is.

MARVELOUS LIGHT.  1Peter 2:9 is one of my favorite Scriptures because it defines who we are and our purpose. “But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”  We have a message to tell of the excellencies of Christ. We are no longer in darkness, but rather in marvelous light; which means “excellent, extraordinary, striking, surprising light.”

Yes, today we’re again amazed at our Marvelous Lord and bow in reverence and praise. Add “MARVELOUS” in Prayers of My Heart in whichever place you’re recording His attributes and names. I use the first column of Week At A Glance. But you can also use the Month at a Glance section if you’re not recording your 3 daily gratitudes there.

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, You are marvelous in Your work, love, kindness, salvation, and light. We worship You.                                                                                

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