Jehovah is the supreme God

Published 7:45 pm Friday, November 12, 2010

Scripture: Psalm 90

Aim: To help the pupil understand that Jehovah God is the supreme God and that man is designed to worship and serve Him.

Golden Text: “From everlasting to everlasting, thou art God” (Psalm 90:2b).

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Regardless of what any person may think, Jehovah God is the eternal God of all. He is the Creator, Sustainer and Blesser of any and all mankind.

There is an interesting thought that is given by the real estate industry. “Under all is the land!” That is true, but a greater truth is “regardless of all else, Jehovah God is the supreme, omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent God. Beside Him there is no other God” (Isaiah 44:6, 8). Psalm 90 points this out.

I. Jehovah God is the supreme God (Psalm 90:1-5). His identity is that He is “Jehovah,” the “Being (existing) One” (vs. 1).

When He appeared to Moses He declared that He is the “I Am,” that is, the ever-existing one. Jehovah God is the “existing one who becomes whatever man needs.” Man needs bread. He is the Bread of Life. Man needs life. He is the Life. Man needs forgiveness. He is the Forgiver. This is a small part of His person and being.

Second, the immensity of God is seen in the creation (vs. 2). Man’s concept of the universe, the sun, moon, stars, planets and all bodies man knows about are simple things that were made by the hand of the Eternal God. Forget about the universe. Look at the earth and all its complex systems of existence, provisions and home for man!

It is beyond the imaginations of man to dream of such a complex, complete system as the earth, much less the universe as a whole. Who made and controls it is? Jehovah God. How do we know? He has told us so, else we would not know.

Third, the immanence of God has no exclusion. He is in and near everything, everywhere, at all times (vs. 2).

Fourth, Jehovah God has longevity. He has always existed as the “everlasting God” (vs. 2).

Fifth, He is the eminent God. That is He is supremely superior to any other god, angel, devil or human (vs. 4-5). These things indicates that Jehovah God is the supreme God.

II. The frailty of man is evidenced. First, man is “weak” (vs. 1). He must have a “dwelling place.” Jehovah is the only safe dwelling place for man.

Second, man is subject to the Lord (vs. 3). It is the Lord who can bless and keep man, or He can curse and destroy him.

Third, man’s life in this world is short (vs. 3, 5-6, 9). Man lives forever, but lives on this earth for a short span of 60, 70, 80, 100 or so years. He then lives either with God or in punishment for eternity!

Fourth, here man is filled with troubles of all sorts (vs. 8).

Fifth, man needs God’s help (vs. 12). May God give each of us the humility, grace and faith to seek Him while we have opportunity!

III. A prayer in the light of God’s supremacy and man’s frailty (vs. 12-16). First, the Psalmist asks that God “teach us” (vs. 12). The request is that we may number our days and apply our hearts to the wisdom of obeying Him.

Second, he asks that God will remove His wrath from His servants (vs. 13). Only as God removes His wrath against man can man survive and be blessed.

Third, he asks that God remove dissatisfaction from us and satisfy us early (vs. 14). He then asks that we may be glad, even in the days of evil (adversity, vs. 15). He finally asks that the beauty of our God be upon us and that He will establish the work of our hands (vs. 16-17).

What a blessed truth is this Psalm. The eternal God has designed to bless frail, sinful man. When man surrenders to Him, He pours out His blessings and gives His blessed presence. What a place of blessing and privilege Jehovah God offers to all who will receive it.