Text: “Many, O Lord my God, are Thy wonderful works which Thou hast done, and Thy thoughts which are to usward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto Thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.”
Good morning, watched-over Christian! You and I, because of Christ’s Sacrifice for us at Calvary’s Cross over two thousand years ago outside the City of Jerusalem, are constantly worked for and thought of by our Sovereign Lord God. Now, this is something to get excited about this morning! God thinks on you and ME personally!
“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time: casting all your care upon Him; for He careth (cares, and continually cares) for you.” (1 Peter 5:6-7)
Psalm 40:5 continues the theme of ‘The Christian & the Christ’, as the Spirit of God reminds us of the ‘works’ and the ‘thoughts’ of Almighty God, in Christ Jesus. The Eternal Son of God, Christ Jesus, portrayed in John’s Gospel as, ‘the Word made flesh and dwelt among us…’, IS the Creator Lord God! I am often amazed at the number of sincere Christians who seem oblivious to this Scripturally based fact – Jesus Christ Created the world at the behest of the Sovereign will of His Father! Check it out!
Verse 5. “Many, O Lord my God, are Thy wonderful works which Thou hast done.” “In the beginning was the Word (Christ Jesus), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…He was in the world, and the world was made by Him…” (John 1:1;10)
And again in the book of Hebrews: “And Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundations of the earth; and the Heavens are the works of Thine hands…” (Hebrews 1:10)
“God, Who in sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, Whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by Whom (Jesus Christ) He made the worlds.” (Hebrews 1:1-2)
The works of Christ Jesus, the Eternal Son of the Living Lord God, Jehovah – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – are clearly seen by everything that has breath. His work of Creation declares plainly and irrefutably His Divine and impeccable glory.
“The Heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament (earth, stars, and sky) showeth His handiwork.” (Psalm 19:1)
In spite of what foolish ‘scientists, so-called, believe and proclaim as observable fact, you and I and every other genuine Christian are granted faith to believe the truth – God is the Creator Lord of all, and, in the Divine Person of Jesus Christ, all was created that exists today. We have God’s own inspired Word on this vital matter:
“Unto me (the apostle Paul), who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; and to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, Who created all things by Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 3:8-9)
So we can clearly see that Psalm 40:5 continues the Divine theme of God’s wonderful works and thoughts towards mankind, and especially towards the Spiritually regenerate (born again) Christian.
Verse 5. “…And Thy thoughts which are to usward.” The Christian heart is constantly warmed by the fact that the Lord God Almighty condescends to actually think about him/her! What a blessed thought! God is continually thinking about you and me! Wow! Furthermore, His thoughts concerning us are Divinely good thoughts, thoughts about how much He loves us and is preparing for us day by day, and in Eternity. Hallelujah! Now this is what we would define as a GREAT EXPECTATION!
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
“And ye shall be My people, and I will be your God.” (Jeremiah 30:22)
Verse 5. “Many are…Thy thoughts which are to usward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto Thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.” God thoughts concerning us, ‘His people’, are innumerable! Even if one might think of the highest number, and multiply that number by the highest number – even that huge number would not be greater than the number of the Lord’s Divine thoughts towards us, ‘His people’. Hallelujah! What a Saviour Lord God!
“But we (born again, Bible-believing Christians) speak in the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory…But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:7-10)
Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living Lord God; the Creator Lord of all things; has made a written promise to you and to me as ‘His people’: “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:2-3)
Thought: The Creator Lord Jesus has promised us a mansion in Heaven – He’s been away more than 2000 years preparing it. Are you ready to go there today?