The Lord Is God

Tammy De Ruyter

READ : Psalm 100

Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and we are his. (v. 3)

After numerous psalms proclaiming God as king—of creation, of the heavens, of time itself—it is fitting to reach the definitive, simple, and declarative thought of Psalm 100: the Lord is God. Period. End of story. The encore has been played and the curtain is down. There is nothing left to argue, debate, or deliberate. He simply is what he is—God.

When Moses chanced upon a bush that burned with fire yet was not consumed, he heard the name Yahweh. “Tell the people ‘I Am’ is sending you to set them free,” spoke God out of the bush (Exod. 3:14, my paraphrase). Many lifetimes later, a carpenter’s son also declared “I Am.” Through Jesus we learn “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6) to knowing God more intimately, more completely.

What does this mean for us? This means that we “belong, body and soul, to our faithful Savior Jesus Christ. This is our great comfort” (See Heidelberg Catechism Q1). It means the Great I Am has claimed us for his own. He is God and we are his. So enter his gates with thanksgiving and his court with praise!

PRAYER

Glorious God of all, we worship you. You are King. You are good. You are God.