God is Omnicompetent

Recently I encountered the word, omnicompetent, one who does a wide range of activities.  I’m applying it to psalm 147.   Selected verses formed our entrance psalm. (Introit).

V. 1, “Hallelujah! For it is good to sing Hallelujahs to our God; for he is beautiful, and a song of Hallelujah is fitting.”

Vs. 2-4, God is beautifully omnicompetent.

God is a Builder.  “Yahweh is the builder of Jerusalem.”  In Hebrews 11, Abraham looks forward to God building a more permanent city.

God is a Restorer. “He gathers the outcasts of Israel.”  Those who scattered in exile.

God is a Counselor. “He is the healer of the brokenhearted.”

God is a Physician.  “He bandages their wounds.”

God is a creating Mathematician. “He determines the number of the stars.” God challenged Abraham to count the stars, that would be the number of his offspring.

God knows the stars.  “He gives each star a name.”

God is Lord of the microcosm and the macrocosm.  “Our Lord is great, and his power is great.  There is no limit to his understanding.”  “He gives relief to those oppressed.  He brings wicked people down to the ground.”

V. 10, “His delight is not in the strength of the horse nor his pleasure in the legs of man.”  God is not impressed with our military muscle.  However, …

V. 11, “Yahweh is pleased with those who fear him who wait with hope for his mercy.”

Therefore, “Sing to Yahweh a song of thanksgiving.  Make music to our God with the lyre” …organ, guitar, keyboard and drum, with tambourine and maracas.

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