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He has done marvelous things

March 6, 2016

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From Isaiah 25:1 in the Amplified Bible comes the Verse of the Day for March 6, 2016:

[Song of Praise for God’s Favor] O Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will praise and give thanks to Your name; For You have done miraculous things, Plans formed long, long ago, [fulfilled] with perfect faithfulness.

 

Similar words of praise to God flow from the Psalms and other places throughout the Scriptures that speak of the works of God, described as “wonderful, causing wonder or astonishing, miraculous, supernatural, of the highest kind or quality, notably superior.” These “marvelous” attributes belong to God who is so described in the following verses:

Psalm 40:5:

Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare

Psalm 98:1:

A psalm. Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.

From 1 Chronicles 16:11-12 in the Amplified Bible also come these words from a Psalm of Thanksgiving:

Seek the LORD and His strength;
Seek His face continually [longing to be in His presence].

Remember [with gratitude] His marvelous deeds which He has done,
His miracles and the judgments from His mouth,

1 Chronicles 16:24 (AMP) goes on to say:

Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all peoples.

Job 5:9 and Job 9:10 express this same profound truth about the God and His power:

Who does great things, [beyond understanding,] unfathomable, yes, marvelous and wondrous things without number.

Psalm 31:21:

Blessed be the Lord, for He has shown His marvelous favor and lovingkindness to me [when I was assailed] in a besieged city.

Psalm 96:3 (AMP):

Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works and wonderful deeds among all the peoples.

From Psalm 118:23 (AMP) come these familiar words echoed by Jesus Christ in the Gospels:

This is from the Lord and is His doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.

We close out our comments with Fred Hammond, who reminds us: “O Give Thanks unto the Lord” with the refrain “He has done marvelous things.”

Birthday reflections: A New Song for My Father

June 17, 2015

Psalm 68--5Most often the Verse of the Day for Biblegateway.com becomes the inspiration for the blog entry at Dr. J’s Apothecary Shoppe. Today, however, June 17, 2015, marks my 73rd birthday, and this post offers reflective comments that include an original poem of celebration, a tradition that I established with my 21st birthday, long before I began to recognize the poetic gift that had begun to germinate. Most amazingly, the subject for the Verses of the Day for this week have centered on God as our Father, in light of Father’s Day, which is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. On rare occasions, Father’s Day falls on June 17, my birthday, making for a “doubly lovely, Good News Day.”

Even more providentially, the Verse of the Day for June 17, 2015 comes from Psalm 68:5, which I incorporated into the blog entry for yesterday which also related to the concept of God as a father. The same theme finds its way into my poetic birthday offering:

A New Song for My Father

In celebration of my 73rd birthday

June 17, 2015

 

Sing a new song to the Lord,
for he has done wonderful deeds.
His right hand has won a mighty victory;
his holy arm has shown his saving power!

Psalm 98:1 (NLT)

In reflecting upon these past three score years plus ten and three,

To show my deepest gratitude I will go to any length.

I will praise the Lord who has enriched my life in blessing me

With much more than a reasonable portion of health and strength.

Whenever I think of the goodness of my Father, I sing;

A song of praise rises from the deepest reaches of my soul:

A yielded life, a sacrifice poured out as an offering;

Once scarred and marred, a broken man whom God has healed and made whole.

My heart overflows, as I look back over my life and see

How way leads on to way from the first Wednesday until this birthday.

However, once again I see that the best is yet to be,

As I yearn within to express my love in another way

When the pressures of this transient life will no longer bother,

When at last I compose and sing a new song for my Father.

The title of this year’s birthday poem brings to mind one of my favorite jazz compositions with a similar title: “Song for My Father” by the late Horace Silver.

O give thanks: He has done marvelous things

March 6, 2015

Isaiah-25 1

From Isaiah 25:1 comes the Verse of the Day for March 6, 2015:

O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.

We find a related scripture in Exodus 15:2

Similar words of praise to God flow from the Psalms:

Psalm 40:5
Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare

Psalm 98:1
A psalm. Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.

Fred Hammond offers this reminder: “O Give Thanks unto the Lord” with the refrain “He has done marvelous things.”

He has done marvelous things

March 6, 2014

Isaiah-25 1

The Verse of the Day for March 6, 2014 expresses our desire to offer praise and exultation to God:

Isaiah 25:1 KJV

O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.

A related scripture is found in Exodus 15:2

Similar words of praise to God flow throughout the Psalms:

Psalm 40:5

Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.

Psalm 98:1

Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.

Psalm 118:28

You are my God, and I will praise you; you are my God, and I will exalt you.

Listen to Aaron Keyes who offers a wonderful musical rendition of Psalm 62: