The Grandeur of God’s Glory


     Though they are polar opposites, the exceeding sinfulness of the wicked’s transgression (Psalm 36:1-4) and the grandeur of God’s glory (Psalm 36:5-9) are both underestimated.  David’s thoughtful meditation on the splendor of Jehovah’s majesty is worthy of deliberate scrutiny and reflective consideration.

     The grandeur of God’s glory is seen in:

  • The vastness of His mercy. “Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens.”
  • The greatness of His faithfulness. “Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.”
  • The immutability of His righteousness. “Your righteousness is like the great mountains”
  • The profundity of His judgments. “Your judgments are a great deep.”
  • The extensiveness of His providence. “O Lord, You preserve man and beast.”
  • The preciousness of His lovingkindness. “How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!”

     Because of the wondrous splendor of God’s grace and glory, how then ought we to live?  “Therefore, the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.  They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, and You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.  For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light (vv. 7-9).

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