Righteousness Like the Highest Mountains - Psalm 36:5-6 - Illustrated Faith

I think that this is one of my favourite painted Bible pages I've done so far. The piece of scripture that I pulled from was Psalm 36:5-6, which reads:

Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O LORD. (ESV)

I have to say that these verses blow my mind. When Josh and I read it last week, he had trouble with it. He said that it was limiting God's power by saying that His righteousness is comparable to the highest mountain, and that His judgments go as deep as the deepest part of the ocean. He especially didn't like the part of verse 5 which limits His love. Josh didn't want a cap on God's love, or any part of Him. 

For me, however, I read this passage from David's perspective. A human perspective, one that can't understand these heights and depths and the vastness of God. Even though man has reached the tops of the highest mountains, and even travelled to outer space, there's limits. No man has reached the bottom of the deepest parts of the ocean. No man has touched all the clouds, and there's limits to where man has been able to travel in space. Even with the farthest reaches that we can explore, or see with powerful telescopes, we haven't been able to capture it all. No human can comprehend how far, deep, and wide God's love and power can go. And when I stop and think about it, that's where it blows my mind. The awesome love. And that God chooses to love us, even though we absolutely DO NOT deserve it. At all.

Psalm 36 has been interpreted in song by the band Third Day. I love singing this song in church, so I thought that I would share this lyric video I found with you too!

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