The Awesomeness of God

“The Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God.” Deuteronomy 10:17

I hope your week off has been a time of rest and rejuvenation where you have allowed God to help you press the pause button on the busyness of life.

In this week’s study my understanding of God’s awesomeness was deepened by the explanation on Day Two about the two “arms of God.” As McDonald states, “One arm is mighty and powerful, demanding holiness and righteousness. One arm tenderly cares for the weak and wounded” (40).

Because I was raised in a religious faith that emphasized being afraid of God, I have struggled with a pattern of punishing myself when I fall short of His holiness. In those times, I find it difficult to allow Him to demonstrate His tender care for me.

In this study I am learning that being “gripped by God’s awesomeness” means allowing both of His arms to be at work in my life. While I can embrace God’s holy arm which has His righteous plan for my future, I need to allow God’s arm of tender care to bind the wounds of my past.

In which arm of God are you currently resting?

How will you this week allow God’s awesomeness to fully embrace you?


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