September 17, 2023


Israel Tempted God Ten Times in the Wilderness;

five times they didn’t TRUST God, and five times they COMPLAINED.


Magnifying God Allows God to Magnify Us


Numbers 10:35 Whenever the ark set out, Moses said, “Rise up, Lord! May your enemies be scattered; may your foes flee before you.” New International Version


Psalm 22:3 Yet You are holy, You who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel. New American Standard Bible


“Tehilla” comes from the Hebrew root word “Halal.” “Halal” means to say it and “Tehilla” means to sing it. Both words mean to rave, boast, or celebrate God! All these words are under the umbrella of magnifying God!


Psalm 33:1 Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. New International Version 


Psalm 33:6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouthHe gathers the waters of the sea into jars; he puts the deep into storehousesNew International Version  


Psalm 33:10 The Lord foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. 11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generationsNew International Version  


Psalm 33:16 No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength18 But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, 19 to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. New International Version  


Psalm 33:20 We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield21 In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. New International Version  


They Faced Overwhelming Resistance but they Magnified God and He Pushed it Back


Joshua 3:15 Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water’s edge16 the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away… New International Version


They Faced an Impossible Barrier but they Magnified God and He Knocked It Down


Joshua 6:20 When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city. New International Version