great and good
Psalm 89:5-18 (JDV)
Psalm 89:5 Yahveh, the sky praises your wonders – your reliability also – in the assembly of the sacred ones.
Psalm 89:6 Yes, who in the sky can compare with the Lord? Who among the sons of gods is like Yahveh?
Psalm 89:7 God is greatly feared in the council of the sacred ones, more awe-inspiring than all who surround him.
Psalm 89:8 Yahveh, God of Armies, who is strong like you, Yah? Your reliability surrounds you.
Psalm 89:9 You rule the raging sea; when its waves surge, you still them.
Psalm 89:10 You crushed Rahab like one who is slain; you scattered your enemies with your powerful arm.
Psalm 89:11 The sky is yours; the land also is yours. The world and everything in it – you founded them.
Psalm 89:12 North and south – you created them. Tabor and Hermon shout for joy at your name.
Psalm 89:13 You have a mighty arm; your hand is powerful; your right hand is lifted high.
Psalm 89:14 What is right and what you judge are the foundation of your throne; covenant faithfulness and truth go before you.
Psalm 89:15 Fortunate are the people who know the joyful shout; Yahveh, they walk in the light from your face.
Psalm 89:16 They rejoice in your name all day long, and they are lifted high by your righteousness.
Psalm 89:17 You see, you are their magnificent strength; by your favor our horn is lifted high.
Psalm 89:18 Surely our shield belongs to Yahveh, our king to the Sacred One of Israel.
great and good
All of God’s attributes can be categorized as reflecting his greatness or his goodness. His people can go forward because they have a great strong God (8) and he is also a good righteous God (16).
Thank you, LORD, that you are good, holy, and righteous, and also great, strong, and mighty.