The Bible is full of beatitudes. The book of Revelation alone has seven in it. The greatest sermon in human history begins with an entire octave of beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-10). The very first word in the book of Psalms is “blessed”. Psalm 40:4 pronounces a blessing on “that man who makes the Lord his trust.” In the next verse, David affirms two reasons why such faith is blessed.
- God’s wonderful works. “Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works which You have done.” Salvation, reconciliation, redemption, propitiation, justification, sanctification, glorification, providence—all these grand and glorious words of Scripture are permanent testaments to God’s initiative and diligence.
- God’s innumerable thoughts. “And Your thoughts toward us cannot be recounted to You in order;if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.” Not a single blessing received in life is accidental; each is the result of God’s purposeful providence and thoughtful care. Not only are God’s thoughts higher than our thoughts as the heavens are higher than the earth (Isaiah 55:9), His thoughts of tender love and concern are as countless as the stars.
No one is more trustworthy and worthy of trust than is Jehovah. Because of His wonderful works and innumerable thoughts, unbelief is inexcusable.