When we talk about God’s greatness we can look at the wonder of the universe. Its expanse, its complexity and even its beauty tell the story of our Great God. But, Life’s wonders are also a marker for us to be amazed and grateful for God. As we have advanced in our knowledge, we continue to see the intricacy and symmetry that allows this world to survive the ravages of nature, and the continued wear and tear billions of people and countless animals make on this old rock. Still one sunrise, a field of flowers or the grace of an eagle all remind us how our Creator carefully designed his master work.
But, the psalmist focuses on a different aspect of His greatness–God’s protection and His integrity. He acknowledges that, as the master of the universe, God can do whatever He pleases. What pleased him the most–was to bring His chosen to the place He had prepared for them. He painstakingly freed them from their masters, protected them from their enemies and delivered them to their inheritance. All the while, patiently enduring their stubborn and independent nature.
What a mighty God we serve. Even now, as the world continues in chaos, He provides peace, provision, direction and hope. He simply asks that we trust him and follow his lead. He has led his chosen for thousands of years and still desires to so today. If we will allow it, He will make the life we have on earth full and purposeful; and prepare us for an eternal and wonderful life with him. In short, all His amazing qualities are on display–but His loving kindness is everlasting and peace and provision is unmatched! That is what makes Him great to me!!!
God Bless You
I know that the Lord is great,
that our Lord is greater than all gods.
6 The Lord does whatever pleases him,
in the heavens and on the earth,
in the seas and all their depths.
7 He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth;
he sends lightning with the rain
and brings out the wind from his storehouses.
8 He struck down the firstborn of Egypt,
the firstborn of people and animals.
9 He sent his signs and wonders into your midst, Egypt,
against Pharaoh and all his servants.
10 He struck down many nations
and killed mighty kings—
11 Sihon king of the Amorites,
Og king of Bashan,
and all the kings of Canaan—
12 and he gave their land as an inheritance,
an inheritance to his people Israel.
13 Your name, Lord, endures forever,
your renown, Lord, through all generations.
14 For the Lord will vindicate his people
and have compassion on his servants.