In Psalm 65:5, I note three interesting things. David writes, “By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness. . .”
- God performs awesome deeds for us. In the Hebrew, “awesome” is the sense of the sublime; God acts in ways so astonishing we’re filled with fear and wonder.
- These awesome deeds come in response to asking. God answers in response to a question or request. Where might I need His awesome deeds performed today? How might I invite God to bring honor to Himself in my family, work, friendships, and daily life in general? We might pray, “God, display your awesome deeds our lives today!”
- These deeds align with God’s righteousness, including His well-ordered, well-designed, morally perfect plan. Imagine it: We serve a God who answers our prayers with awesome deeds that are perfect for the moment. He listens when we ask and sends a divine response.
We ask. He answers. It’s sublime.