Old Testament Monotheism

The following is taken from Christopher Wright’s excellent book ‘The Mission of God’:

A broad outline of Old Testament Monotheism:

The Lord alone is In relation to the heavens, the earth and all the nations:
Creator The Lord made them Ps 33:6-9; Jer 10:10-12
Owner The Lord owns them Ps 24:1; 89:11; Deu 10:14
Ruler The Lord governs them Ps 33:10-11; Is 40:22-24
Judge The Lord calls all to account Ps 33:13-15
Revealer The Lord speaks the truth Ps 33:4; 119:160; Is 45:19
Lover The Lord loves all he has made Ps 145:9, 13, 17
Saviour The Lord saves all who turn to him Ps 36:6; Is 45:22
Leader The Lord guides the nations Ps 67:4
Reconciler The Lord will bring peace Ps 46:8-10

And these,as Job might have whispered, are but the edges of his ways (Job 26:14)

What do we need most?

“If God had perceived that our greatest need was economic, he would have sent an economist. If he had perceived that our greatest need was entertainment, he would have sent us a comedian or an artist. If God had perceived that our greatest need was political stability, he would have sent us a politician. If he had perceived that our greatest need was health, he would have sent us a doctor. But he perceived that our greatest need involved our sin, our alienation from him, our profound rebellion, our death; and he sent us a Savior.” DA Carson