The Rock of Perfection (Deuteronomy 32:4) - Radical

The Rock of Perfection (Deuteronomy 32:4)

The Rock, His work is perfect. For all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity. Just and upright is he.
-Deuteronomy 32:4

What a strong verse. What a powerful picture of praise to God for who he is. And the verse right before this is I will proclaim the name of the Lord, ascribe greatness to our God, the Rock. That’s how verse four starts, the Rock, calling God the Rock. Capital R. He is the Rock and his work is perfect. His work is perfect. All his ways. It doesn’t say all his ways are just, it says all his ways are justice. God defines justice with his ways in his word. There’s a lot of conversation, discussion, disagreement, the argument over what justice is. God is the one who defines what justice is. All of his ways are justice. He is a God of faithfulness and without iniquity. Just and upright is he.

He is perfect. He is faithful. He is just. He is justice. He is the Rock. Oh God, we praise you for who you are. We proclaim the name of the Lord. We ascribe greatness to our God. We just want to pray, exalting you right now. We say together to you, you are the Rock. You are our Rock. You are our foundation. We stand upon you. All of our hope is in you. All of our strength is found in you. You are the Rock and your work is perfect. God, we praise you for your perfect work, especially as imperfect people, imperfect creatures, imperfect sons and daughters. We praise you for your perfect work, for your perfections, and all of your attributes. We praise you for all your ways are justice. God, help us to understand justice rightly according to your ways, according to your word. God, conform our ideas about justice around your ways, which are justice.

God, we praise you. You are a God of faithfulness. We glorify your name for your faithfulness to us in light of all of our unfaithfulness to you. God, we are so thankful that you are faithful to us even when we are unfaithful, that you are faithful to all your word, you are faithful to all your promises, you are faithful to carry out all of your purposes. You are faithful in all of your perfections. We praise you for your faithfulness. You are without inequity. You are perfect. You are holy. You are pure. You are righteous. Just and upright are you. God, we join with this song of praise that was sung to you thousands of years ago, we sing it afresh today. The Rock. Your work is perfect. For all your ways are justice. You are a God of faithfulness and without iniquity. Just and upright are you. We praise you in Jesus’ name, according to Deuteronomy Chapter 32, Verse four. Amen.

David Platt serves as pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. He is the founder and chairman of Radical. He is the author of several books, including Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, Counter Culture, and Something Needs to Change.

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