The Pristine Praiseworthiness of Jehovah


     Anyone addicted to selfies has failed to understand the genuine praiseworthiness of Jehovah.  Unlike the person in the selfie, “the word of the Lord is right, and all His work is done in truth.  He loves righteousness and justice” (Psalm 33:4-5). 

     What a tribute the inanimate universe pays to Jehovah’s praiseworthiness!  “The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.  By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.  He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deep in storehouses” (Psalm 33:5-7). 

     Because of His creative genius and power, the psalmist exhorts: “Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.  For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast” (Psalm 33:8-9).  

     According to Romans 1, the first step on the road to abject spiritual ruin is a failure to recognize the distinct uniqueness and utter praiseworthiness of Jehovah.  “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful” (vv. 20-21). 

     Take heed and beware of failing to properly recognize the pristine praiseworthiness of Jehovah.

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