To Make A Long Story Short

“O Sovereign Lord, you are God!  Your words are trustworthy.”  (2 Samuel 7:28, NIV 1984).

My Musings – A lot packed into a short verse.

Sovereign – Possessing ( having control) supreme (superior to all others) or ultimate (the best achievable or imaginable) power (capability of acting or of producing an effect).

Lord – In this particular case Adonai, a substitute for the personal name of God without the vowels (YHWH).  It signifies honor (regard with great respect), majesty (regal, lofty, or stately dignity; imposing character; grandeur) and sovereignty (see above).   In other words, the Sovereign sovereign.

God –  Creator (bringing something new or original into being) and ruler (person exercising dominion) of the universe (all existing matter and space) and source (origin) of all moral (principles of right and wrong) authority (the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience). The supreme (superior to all others) being.  Quite a mouthful for a three-letter word.

Word – One’s account of the truth (that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality).  It is said that “a man’s word is his bond (an agreement with legal force).” With God, it is even more.  Jesus, God in the flesh, said “I am (IAM) the truth.”  Who He is, is inseparable from what He says.

Trustworthy – Able (having the power) and worthy (deserving) of being trusted (relied on).

My Advice – Long verse or short, do not hasten past a text assuming that you have a firm grasp on all that is being said.  Peel back the layers of the onion.