I AM PERSUADED THAT HE IS ABLE:
TO DO WONDERFUL THINGS
Isaiah 25:1 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.
God the Father is the Lord Jehovah. He is “LORD” which means He was, is, and always will be. He is the self-existent or Eternal one. “Jehovah” is the Jewish national name of God. You see, God is LORD whether we make Him that or not. He is LORD whether we believe that He is or not. He is LORD whether we treat Him like He is or not. However, you and I choose whether or not He will be “my God”. That is a personal decision. God is the great God, Jehovah, Elohim, etc., but is He your God? Let me put it this way; He is God, but you must make Him your God?
I WILL EXALT THEE
This expression is describing the process of glorifying God with our life, or with our actions. This is not so much by what we say with our mouths, but by how we conduct ourselves. How we treat people, and how we act, should exalt the Lord and His kingdom.
I WILL PRAISE THY NAME
This is a verbal praise. This is speaking praise about “thy name”, or the name of God. This means inserting God in every conversation, bringing attention to Him in every situation, and giving glory to His name at every opportunity.
There is a reason to do this by the way. “For Thou hast done wonderful things.” And God sure has, hasn’t He? I don’t know about you, but I have good reasons to exalt the Lord, and ten thousand reasons to praise His Name. We all should take some time today to remember, recall, and reflect on some “wonderful things” that God has done in our life.
Finally, we are reminded that all the counsel and advice and instruction that God has given to us is always faithful and always true. We know God will always be there, and that God will always be able to be trusted. They are “counsels of old”. God has proven Himself, proven His ability, and proven His love.
If God is “thy God” today, exalt Him with your actions, and praise Him with your words. After all, God has done “wonderful things”.