by Bailey Smith

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In reading Psalms the concept which seems to be paramount is the psalmist's respect for the Name and the Person of God. How unfathomable were the awe and wonder they had for God.

The psalmists would sing that their God is above the kings of the earth. He stands literally upon the circle of the earth. God is our fortress. God is our might. God is our courage. And he is greater than all others. There is none other like unto God.

Looking through the Psalms, you would find a golden thread of unbelievable respect for the name of God. When Hebrew scribes were translating the biblical text, they would come to the name Yahweh (which is the Hebrew translation for the word Jehovah. We have made it the word God) and would put down their used pen or stylus, write the word God with a new one, then throw away that one, and pick up another to begin again translating the text. When they came to the word Yahweh again, they would secure a fresh pen to write his name. This was because of their awesome respect for God. They refused to write any other word with the same pen with which they had written the name of God.

We must return to that awe of the holiness of God. Even in our Christian worship, we need a new awe, a new reverence, and a new respect for the righteousness, holiness, and greatness of God himself. There are many words with which we describe God. We call God omnipotent, which means all-powerful. We speak about the omnipresent God which means all-present. Then we call God omniscient. This means he is all-knowing. He is a powerful, mighty, courageous, unequaled, unparalleled being. He is God of this universe, and unto him there is none even similar to what he is and who he is.

With all of these thoughts in mind about God himself, what I am saying is that this wonderful, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God has no comparison; there is no one even close to him.

However, even in the light of all of th ...

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