What Does Psalm 66:5 Mean?

Come and see the works of God, Who is awesome in His deeds toward the sons of men.

Psalm 66:5(NASB)

Verse of the Day

As Christians, we have been directed to sing praises to the Lord and to give thanks to Him in all things. We have been instructed that in everything, by prayer and supplication, to make our requests known to God, and we are to do it with thanksgiving and praise, so that the peace of God will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Over and again we are exhorted to pray without ceasing and to give thanks to our heavenly Father in everything... for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning us. And here in the book of Psalms, we are called to make a joyful noise unto the Lord. We are exhorted to praise our heavenly God, for His awesome works, as we sing praises to His holy name.

It is because of the greatness of His power and the awesome nature of His majesty, that the Psalmist cries out in ecstasy, "Come and see the works of God, Who is awesome in His deeds toward the sons of men."

This little verse is part of a symphony of praise, to the God of heaven and earth, for He is worthy of our adoration and worship. We are being invited to join in a celebration of thanksgiving and praise to God for the breathtaking things God has done for us. 

The writer of this psalm appeals to the whole earth to participate in the celebratory concert, which honours our heavenly Lord. The nations are urged to COME and to SEE, and to join in a unanimous chorus of thanksgiving and praise, for the wonderful works of God, and all that He has done for the children of men.

He is to be held in reverence for the awesome deeds He has done, which are manifest in the lives of all who trust in Him. He forgives all our sins and heals all our diseases. He redeems our life from the pit and crowns our head with faithful love and gracious compassion.

He leads us beside still waters and satisfies us with His goodness and grace.. and our youth is renewed like the eagle, when we reverence our God in the beauty of holiness. The Lord executes wonderful acts of righteousness and justice for all that are oppressed.. and in His grace, He has revealed His ways to the children of men.

Let us never forget ALL that God has done for us, for He is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and full of faithful love. He does not deal with us as our sins deserve nor does He repay us according to our offences. Indeed, eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor has it entered into the imagination of man, the wonderful things that God has prepared for those that love Him.

Surely the goodness and mercy of God shall follow us all the days of our life, and we should not hesitate to delight to sing His eternal praises, and offer Him the thanksgiving and honour that is due to His holy name.

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You for the wonderful works of Your hand and the awesome deeds that You have done for me. Thank You that Jesus came to redeem me and to die in my place, so that I could be raised into newness of life, and live with You in the eternal ages to come. How awesome are Your works and how great is Your power. All the earth will worship You and sing praises to Your holy name, for You alone are worthy of our honour and thanksgiving, our worship and praise. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.

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