“Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, You are very great:
You are clothed with honor and majesty”
The greatness of God causes the psalmist to break forth in praise. He writes of the majesty of the Lord who is clothed in light, stretches the heavens open like a curtain and is surrounded by a host of heavenly angels who do His bidding day and night. He speaks of God as the one who rides the clouds as a chariot and has set boundaries around the oceans but he spends the majority of his time celebrating how God cares for His creation. He sings of how the splendor of our King is seen in providing for the needs of those who are His. He has not only filled the earth with the basic staples to provide life but has gone beyond so that His people can enjoy life.
What peace is found when we realize the true nature of God. John explains that the reason Jesus came was so that we could see what God is really like.
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
We can find comfort, hope, help and provision from the God who created us and loves us. Whatever you may be facing keep in mind that the majesty of God is often most clearly seen in providing for the needs of those He loves.
Questions for Psalm 104
- As you read this Psalm take notice that the Psalmist is recounting the days of creation. For example, verses 1-2 describe day 1 of creation. Verses 2-3 describe day 2. Verses 6-18 describe day 3. See if you can pick out the last three.
- Verse 5 says that God’s foundation will never be removed. We have an immovable foundation. His name is Jesus and He said, “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine and does them is rock solid.” How is your foundation? Is it on solid rock or is it on sinking sand?
- You have heard the old saying, “Stop and smell the roses.” Look at verse 24. God made a variety of things in wisdom. Be encouraged. Get out there and check out the bugs and His other wonderful creatures.
- Verses 27-28 tell us that we depend on Him for everything; our every breath comes from Him. God wants the best for us. Do you desire to do His will and learn more of His plans for each new day? If not, read verse 29 and repent.