Bible Society of South Africa

Comfort from the Word – Day 12

Greatness

Bible text(s)

5The heavens sing of the wonderful things you do;

the holy ones sing of your faithfulness, LORD.

6No one in heaven is like you, LORD;

none of the heavenly beings is your equal.

7You are feared in the council of the holy ones;

and all of them stand in awe of you.

8LORD God Almighty, none is as mighty as you;

in all things you are faithful, O LORD.

9You rule over the powerful sea;

you calm its angry waves.

Psalms 89:5-9GNBOpen in Bible reader

God's Glory and Human Dignity

1O LORD, our Lord,

your greatness is seen in all the world!

Your praise reaches up to the heavens;

2it is sung by children and babies.

You are safe and secure from all your enemies;

you stop anyone who opposes you.

3When I look at the sky, which you have made,

at the moon and the stars, which you set in their places —

4what are human beings, that you think of them;

mere mortals, that you care for them?

Psalms 8:1-4GNBOpen in Bible reader

God's Glory in Creation

1How clearly the sky reveals God's glory!

How plainly it shows what he has done!

2Each day announces it to the following day;

each night repeats it to the next.

3No speech or words are used,

no sound is heard;

4yet their message goes out to all the world

and is heard to the ends of the earth.

God made a home in the sky for the sun;

5it comes out in the morning like a happy bridegroom,

like an athlete eager to run a race.

6It starts at one end of the sky

and goes across to the other.

Nothing can hide from its heat.

Psalms 19:1-6GNBOpen in Bible reader

Zion, the City of God

1The LORD is great and is to be highly praised

in the city of our God, on his sacred hill.

Psalms 48:1GNBOpen in Bible reader

10You are praised by people everywhere,

and your fame extends over all the earth.

You rule with justice;

11let the people of Zion be glad!

You give right judgements;

let there be joy in the cities of Judah!

Psalms 48:10-11GNBOpen in Bible reader

When one is in distress and in need of the power and comfort of the Lord, one often feels rather helpless. These Scripture portions from the Psalms have been grouped together under headings to help you find verses of Scripture appropriate to your particular circumstances.

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