GOD IS MORE AWESOME THAN ALL THE HEAVENLY BEINGS
THURSDAY 07 APRIL 2022
In today's article, we are going to consider a skillful conspectus by Ethan the Ezrahite, written in form of a reflective poem, and instructive of God's faithfulness and awesomeness. Ethan started by singing about God's mercy and loving-kindness which endure forever. He acknowledged that His faithfulness persists from generation to generation. Beloved, indeed, God's mercy and loving-kindness are forever; His faithfulness is established in the very heavens and its unchangeable and perpetual. Moreover, let's observe Ethan's insight into God's divine council with the heavenly beings.
Reference: Psalm 89:6-7 The New International Version (NIV) "For who in the skies above can compare with the Lord? Who is like the Lord among the heavenly beings? In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared; he is more awesome than all who surround him."
In this council, God is greatly feared. Who are these holy ones?
1. They are heavenly beings who are as eternal as God Himself. 2. They are loyal and constant witnesses to all of God's creation, faithfulness and greatness. 3. They are heavenly beings and Angels who are dynamic and powerful in characters and they carry out God's instructions as they function in and around His divine court. 4. They are unable to choose any vocation but one most important course of action - To worship and glorify the utmost gravity of God's glory and majesty.
Even the mightiest angel is nothing compared to the Lord. In this council, all ranks of angelic beings stand in awe of God; such beings with the highest angelic powers and the lowest - all of them greatly fear God because the impact of His sight is most staggering and overpowering. Why? It's because God is so awesome, so powerful and so faithful from every angle. You can't find any flaws in God. By searching high and low and scanning the skies and land, none has found nothing or anyone quite like God. This is why the theme of the heavenly anthems which the choir of holy angels sing is often about His "faultless faithfulness!" They can't help but magnify and extol His greatness, ascribing due honour to Him and acknowledging Him continually, with regard to His being, glorious attributes, and wonderful deeds (see also Job 38:7).
Now watch this: What is this council of the Holy Ones, according to Psalm 89:7? One of such councils or meetings was noted in Job 1:6, which reads, "One day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them" (NIV). In any of these councils, God looms distinguished, immense and august over everyone around Him, and the heavenly beings celebrate Him with a highly dignified awe. In another way, it is an inspired custom for them to acknowledge that God is more awesome than all of them surrounding Him as they gather before Him.
The dictionary meaning for the word "Awesome" suggests: Extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring awe. Beloved, in the heavenly realms and atmosphere, God is nothing less than extremely breathtaking and amazeballs. His presence is prestigious and praiseworthy, commanding great respect, excellence, and magnificence. For this reason, under the humbling sense of His almighty power and splendour (His splendid appearance), the whole of heavenly beings and entities are conditioned to revere His Divine Majesty. If you are reading this, you can do the same today and always because our God is extremely faithful and awesome. Shalom!
Scripture Reading - Exodus 15:11; Deuteronomy 3:24; 1 Samuel 2:2; Psalm 89:5.
Guided Prayer: Dear Father in heaven, you are so great and graciously wondrous. The heavens declare your glory and the skies proclaim the work of your hands. In the council of the gods, you are highly exalted and awesome in splendour; In the assembly of the righteous, you are glorious in holiness, performing great wonders from generation to generation. Today, I join the heavenly hosts to extol your sovereignty and acknowledge your faithfulness in Jesus' Name, Amen!