Praising Jehovah’s Sovereignty


     For the righteous, few doctrines in Scripture burst forth with greater praiseworthiness and comfort than the doctrine of Jehovah’s sovereignty.  The beginning of Psalm 95 joyously focuses upon this wondrous truth.  The resounding call to worship is trumpeted with: “Oh come, let us sing to the Lord!  Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.  Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms” (vv. 1-2).  Following this rousing exhortation, four glorious truths about God’s sovereignty are given.  Consider carefully their simple profundity.

  • Jehovah is greater than all others. “For the Lord is the great God and the great King above all gods” (v. 3).
  • Jehovah has immense power. “In His hand are the deep places of the earth; the heights of the hills are His also.  The sea is His, for He made it; and, His hands formed the dry land” (vv. 4-5).
  • Jehovah is the creator of humanity. “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker” (v. 6).
  • Jehovah is man’s shepherd (i.e. protector and guide). “For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand” (v. 7).

     Superior.  Omnipotent.  Creator.  Shepherd. 

     “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power” (Revelation 4:11).

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