“Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.” ~ Psalm145:3
Magnifying God’s greatness is so important in today’s world. How many times have you entered the church walls on Sunday morning with everything but Christ on your mind? Our culture is fast paced, incredibly connected, and always busy. Being distracted from what is right in front of you is easier than it has ever been. All of us come in on Sundays with baggage. Maybe your car is having trouble, or your kids are acting up, or your friend was rude to you last week, or you have a family member with cancer. From trivial to significant, we all have things in life that are at the front of our attention. With knowing that we can be distracted from God even while inside of a church building, how much easier can we be distracted from God Monday through Saturday outside of church? The fact is, we can become distracted from God anywhere and at any time. God can appear to be very small when our attention is being given to everything else.
We know that God is not small. Our God surpasses time and space. He is infinite and almighty. He is greater than we could ever imagine. Because God is great we must echo what David says in Psalms, “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.” In Psalm 145:3, David reminds us of how great our God is and how His greatness is unfathomable to the human mind. This verse give us an appropriate starting point and proper attitude for worship. This proclamation of God’s greatness involves thinking about, magnifying, and responding to God’s glory and splendor. We must remember that God is greater than each and every one of our problems. In fact, He is not only greater than our problems but He is also greater than our joys. He is greater than our failures and our successes. He is greater than all!
When we see who God is we realize that there is nothing greater to give our time and attention to. As the church we must join together and proclaim this truth about God. We must work hard at putting His greatness above all else. We should encourage and edify each other with God’s greatness. When we live and rest in God’s greatness we mature in our personal relationship with Christ and grow stronger together as the body of Christ. When we grow stronger together as the body of Christ we will not be able to help but to spread the Gospel to nonbelievers and grow God’s kingdom.
I urge you to make God’s greatness and glory a priority. Do not let the things of this world cloud your view of God or diminish His greatness. Worship Him for who he is and what he has done for you. Great is the Lord, and greatly to praised!
“Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!” ~ Psalm 105:1-2
“Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness!” ~ Psalm 105:1-2