At is subcellular level, faith is an unshakable conviction: 1) that God is and 2) that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). The heavens—i.e. natural revelation—declare the existence and glory of God (Psalm 19:1; Romans 1:20). The Scriptures—i.e. supernatural revelation—begin with the proclamation of God’s existence that is proven in natural revelation and then proceeds to demonstrate the nature and character of all creation’s Sovereign.
There is a multitude of accurate descriptors that could be used after the phrase “the Lord is…”; our focus will be upon the six used by David when he wrote: “The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works” (Psalm 145:8-9).
What profound truths are found in such simple words:
- The Lord is gracious.
- The Lord is full of compassion.
- The Lord is slow to anger.
- The Lord is great in mercy.
- The Lord is good to all.
- The Lord rules over all His works with tender mercies.
How fitting that David’s next words are: “All Your works shall praise You, O Lord, and Your saints shall bless You. They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom and talk of Your power” (vv. 10-11). Do you?