SPECIAL TOPIC: WONDERFUL THINGS (OT)

This word (BDB 810) denotes actions that humans cannot accomplish themselves or can even explain, acts which cause wonder and awe (cf. Gen. 18:14; Jer. 32:17,27; Zech. 8:6).

The verb

1. the Exodus, Exod. 3:20; 34:10; Mic. 7:15

2. plagues, Deut. 28:59

3. crossing of Jordan, Jos. 3:5

4. past events of God, Jdgs. 6:13; 1 Chr. 16:9,12,24; Neh. 9:17

5. birth of Samson, Jdgs. 13:19

6. David's love for Jonathan, 2 Sam. 1:26

7. often in Job, 5:9; 9:10; 10:16; 37:5,14; 42:3 

8. thirty-two times in the Psalms

9. YHWH's counsel, Isa. 28:29

10. YHWH's acts, Isa. 29:14 (twice); Joel 2:26

 

The noun

1. the Exodus, Exod. 15:11; Ps. 77:11,14; 78:12

2. in relation to the dead, Ps. 88:10,12

3. heaven praises YHWH's acts, Ps. 89:5

4. YHWH's laws, Ps. 119:129

5. YHWH's Messiah, Isa. 9:6

6. YHWH's acts, Isa. 25:1; 29:14

7. end-time actions, Dan. 12:6

 

God acts in powerful, redemptive ways to reveal Himself to His highest creation (mankind).  He wants them to know Him and trust Him.  His acts are revelation, the recording of those acts is inspiration, and the understanding of those acts is illumination.  YHWH wants the world to know Him!

 

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