Psalm 40:5, You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told.
Everyone who takes the time to think about God’s greatness and His care for them will probably cast a similar pose to the one Aaron is showing; if not on the outside, certainly on the inside.
What is so amazing about God? How about the intricacies of His creation from the macro to the micro? It’s so creative and orderly all at the same time. How about His plan of salvation to fulfill His absolute justice in the excruciating death of His Son so that by His grace, we sinners can be totally forgiven simply by placing our trust in His Son, Jesus Christ? How about God’s Helper, the Holy Spirit, not only being with believers, but in believers to guide them in the way of what’s right and best?
The verses prior to Psalm 40:5 say, I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. 2 He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. 3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. 4 Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!
What does your face look like? Or better yet, what is coming out of your mouth? Verse three says that God will put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise. Verse five says that I will proclaim and tell of His wondrous deeds and thoughts toward us and yet, they are more than can be told. So what are you telling? Is it awe-inspiring or awful?
I want my inner soul to capture Aaron’s expression. Even though he meant it as funny (I think), it is now an illustration of awe and amazement of God’s greatness and love. As verse five says, You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will pro- claim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told.