“Who is as mighty as you are, O Lord?” – Psalms 89:8b
The One True Living God is perfect in power. Almighty God is gracious and sovereign in complete control of all we see. There is no rival to God’s strength. God has no weakness.
We can all learn more about who God is and be strengthened by this truth. In this way, we can grow in loving God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.
Power – possession of control, authority, or influence over others
Power – the ability to do something, ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events
Mighty – strong, great and awesome power, available ability, stored up resources that enable accomplishments
Perfect – complete, no weakness, none better than
Psalm 89:5-17 Observations
Unrivaled – No one is more powerful than God.
Strongest – Nothing is impossible with God.
Sovereign – All things are within God’s sovereign gracious control.
God as Almighty “Lord Almighty” is a helpful Bible study you should consider taking on.
· El Elyon the Most High God – Genesis 14:17-20
· El Olam Everlasting God – Isaiah 40:28-31
· El Shaddai God Almighty – Genesis 17:1
· Elohim Mighty Big God – Genesis 1:1
“We affirm our belief in the one eternal God, Creator and Lord of the world, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who governs all things according to the purpose of his will.” – Lausanne Covenant
“God is the creator and sustainer of everyone and everything. He is eternal, infinite, and unchangeable in his power and perfection, goodness and glory, wisdom, justice, and truth. Nothing happens except through him and by his will.” – New City Catechism
Many Scriptures teach the following:
God exists. God is spirit, light, consuming fire, love.
God’s essential attributes include: eternal, self-existent, unchangeable, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent.
God’s moral attributes include: perfect holiness, perfect righteousness, perfect love, perfect faithfulness.
Jesus – Psalms – Jeremiah give us things to learn about God, Perfect in Power, and examples of how to interact with God in relationship to this attribute.
Jesus – Psalms – Jeremiah describe God’s perfection in power, referencing Creation (life-giving), specific miracles of protection and deliverance from their history, honestly lament contradictory circumstances and call God into action based on His power
“With God all things are possible.” – Jesus in Matthew 19:25-26
“I am the Lord, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me?” – Jeremiah 32:16-27
Jeremiah praises God as perfect in power. Jeremiah laments their situation which screams, “Where is this God Almighty?” God responds.
What does God do with His power?
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” – Psalms 34:18
“God heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.” – Psalms 147:3
“My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.” – Psalms 73:26
“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” – Ephesians 3:20
What do we learn?
What truth will we listen to this week?
What should we do about it?
In our relationship time with God, thanking God for WHO God is and WHAT God has done. (based on understanding)