Who is above reproach, unmatched in power, full of wisdom and perfection? The One Who created everything seen and unseen, Who possesses Heaven and Earth, The Most High God, The Lord God Almighty, The Holy One. He is Great in Power, Wisdom, Majesty, Glory, Riches and Honor. Who is like our God!
25 “To whom then will you liken Me, or to whom shall I be equal?” says The Holy One. 26 Lift up your eyes high, and see Who has created these things, Who brings out their host by number? He calls them all by name. By the Greatness of His Might and the Strength of His Power; not one is missing. 27 Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel: “My way is hidden from The Lord, and my just claim is passed over by my God”? 28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, The Lord, The Creator of the ends of the Earth, neither faints nor is weary. His Understanding is unsearchable.
See all that is around you and marvel. Who has created all these? Who can be compared to The Most High God? He calls the stars by name; the galaxies are chock-full of His Wisdom, Creativity and Radiance. Everything in the universe is in its rightful place. The Creator of The ends of The Earth knows everything and everyone by name, and nothing is hidden from Him. By His Greatness and Power all things exist in order, working like clockwork. The Earth doesn’t depend on us to keep it on its axis. The Everlasting God doesn’t slumber; He is always working to ensure that all of His creation is operating according to His Will. Lift up your eyes and take in God’s masterpiece. Watch the clouds in their course above, the moon, stars, creatures great and small, and listen to the peals of thunder, and be mesmerized by God’s Work. God speaks of His Greatness in all that He has created. There’s no denying God’s Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding is inimitable. Not even the scientific luminaries can fully grasp how nature is sustained or how God works.
“Give ear, O Heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O Earth, the words of my mouth. 2 Let my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distill as the dew, as raindrops on the tender herb, and as showers on the grass. 3 For I proclaim The Name of The Lord; Ascribe Greatness to our God. 4 He is the Rock, His Work is perfect; for all His Ways are justice, A God of Truth and without injustice. Righteous and upright is He (Deuteronomy 32).”
Moses was well acquainted with God. He spoke to Him often and heard from Him as much. He knew God as one would know a close friend. Moses was in awe of God, and was moved to sing this song. The acknowledgement of God’s Greatness invigorates the soul. Like rain drops on a tender herb, God’s attributes infuse life into the frail. God’s Character leaves a lasting impression on those who encounter Him. There’s no other way to proclaim Him, but by His Greatness.
We must learn how to refer to God by His Majesty. He is the Rock that is unshakeable, a foundation that is steady for those who depend entirely on Him. His Work is perfect, as He is meticulous about every detail. We are the work of His Hands and we perfectly answer the description to who we are in Him. The God of Truth never speaks a lie; when He says something, that settles it. He is reliable, honest, and keeps His promises. God never sanctions wickedness and injustice done by mankind; He is Righteous. Greatness belongs to God alone. Ascribe greatness to no one else; don’t misapply grandeur to the fallible and fickle, regardless of their wealth or stature.
13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of The Son of His love, 14 in Whom we have redemption through His Blood, the forgiveness of sins. 15 He is the Image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in Heaven and that are on Earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. 18 And He is the Head of the body, the church, Who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence(Colossians 1).
The Lord Jesus has preeminence over all creation, in Heaven and Earth. He is greater than all power, authority and dominion. He created all things, and they were all created for Him. He existed before the creation of everything, seen and unseen. He rules the entire universe, because in Him all things exist. Christ Jesus is the express Image of God. He is the firstborn over all creation. He is the first to rise from the dead by His Own Power. The Lord Jesus is the Image of God’s Greatness. He is the Head of His church. He operates within the church which He redeemed with His Blood. No one else has higher authority over the church. He loves the church with an everlasting Love. He will see to it that the church is kept by His Power. No powers of darkness will ever overpower the church of Christ. The Lord has delivered his people from the kingdom of darkness, forgiven their sins, and made them his own cherished possession. No one has such excellence under their belt. Believe and bow in awe and reverence before The Son of God.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. 9 He will not always strive with us, nor will He keep His anger forever. 10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities. 11 For as the Heavens are high above the Earth, so great is His Mercy toward those who fear Him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. 13 As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him. 14 For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust (Psalms 103).
The Lord has not recompensed us according to our rebellion. He has been gracious and merciful; He died for our sins, took our place of punishment and restored peace between Him and us. His Mercy is immeasurable to those who fear Him. By His Mercy to those who fear Him, He removes our sins far from us, as far as the east is to the west. The Lord’s great Mercy gives us many second chances. He remembers we are impressionable and prone to sin. He pities us when we are doleful with guilt; as a father pities his child. The Great God has a soft spot for those who fear Him. He continually forgives the sins of those who are humble and contrite. Though He disciplines us for our wayward inclinations, He relents His anger. He separates us from our sin, and swaddles us with His Robe of Righteousness. Those who fear The Lord find solace in God’s great Mercy.
6 Who can stand before His indignation? And who can endure the fierceness of His anger? His fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by Him. 7 The Lord is Good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him. 8 But with an overflowing flood, He will make an utter end of its place, and darkness will pursue His enemies (Nahum 1).
Those who fear God trust in Him and are subservient to Him. They are spared from His indignation. God Almighty knows them intimately, and He will not let His anger consume His children. The enemies of the Lord have another think coming; if they don’t repent, but remain obstinate, they will certainly face the music. For those who love their Lord, He is a stronghold on the day of trouble—that fateful day of Judgement. He will descend with devouring fire, fury and vengeance; He will not relent to pursue His enemies. Their habitation will be utterly desolate. The fierceness of God’s anger is not to be sneezed at. He is Good and He is Just. He weighs everyone’s ways on a balance and repays each one accordingly. Those who strive to please Him are chastised according to His tender mercies; those who are petulant and arrogant will receive their just deserts.
37 “But even Moses showed in the burning bush passage that the dead are raised, when he called The Lord ‘The God of Abraham, The God of Isaac, and The God of Jacob.’ 38 For He is not The God of the dead but of the living, for all live to Him (Luke 20).”
The Lord Jesus was enlightening those who were questioning the resurrection of the dead, when He said, God is not The God of the dead. There are those who don’t understand that the Power of God is not confined to the laws of nature. He is The God Who encompasses all dimensions of the entire universe. He rules over all living things. He gives Eternal Life to those who have lived their entire lives for Him. They are His in this life and forever. All who live to God, live to glorify Him in their lives, responsibilities, roles and lifestyles. They do not live to die; but live forever for Him.
Praise The Lord! I will praise The Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation. 2 The Works of the Lord are great, studied by all who have pleasure in them. 3 His Work is honorable and glorious, and His Righteousness endures forever. 4 He has made His wonderful Works to be remembered; The Lord is gracious and full of compassion. 5 He has given food to those who fear Him. He will ever be mindful of His Covenant (Psalm 111).
High praise is given by those who are unabashed about their affection for God. What praise do you give God publicly? In the congregation of His people, God should be highly lauded with excitement. Those who delight in Him have steeped themselves into His Work and found it pleasurable. His Great Works are honorable, glorious and will outlive many. So should our works be for Him—honoring and glorifying to Him. He is full of compassion and grace; so should we be. He keeps His Covenant with His people, and we should be faithful to Him. Praise God with your words and deeds. Extol His Great Works of Grace, Love and Faithfulness. Delight in knowing and praising God with all your heart. Praise the Lord with all that you do for others.
35 “All the inhabitants of the Earth are reputed as nothing. He does according to His Will in the army of Heaven, and among the inhabitants of the Earth. No one can restrain His Hand Or say to Him, “What have You done”? (Daniel 4)
Nebuchadnezzar came to his senses, after he had vaunted his power, wealth and influence as exceptional. God brought him down a peg, by making his dwelling with the beasts, to eat grass and to live as their kind. Until he acknowledged God and gave Him glory, Nebuchadnezzar would remain in a despicable state. When he humbled himself before God, he spoke the words cited above.
No one should be full of their own importance; all are reputed as nothing before God. God will put the proud in their place. He will not be restrained by human power, wealth or wisdom. God does as He pleases in Heaven and on Earth; He accomplishes His Purpose for everyone’s life. He is not responsible to anyone for what He does. He is Supreme. It’s futile to question God or strive with Him. It’s dangerous to be haughty while living on the Earth belongs to God. We are who we are because of Who He is.
We should humble ourselves before God. God is Great in Power, Justice, Righteousness, Grace, Mercy, Love and Wisdom. There is no one like our God. Fear Him and delight to know His Ways. Extol Him with the highest praise. He has redeemed us by His Blood; and made us His own possession. He is not to be trifled with; repent and turn from your sinful ways, and receive Eternal Life in Him. Live for God, and you will not live to die. He is not the God of the dead. The dead have their place in hell with the devil and his fellow accomplices. The Lord Jesus has created everything for Himself and by Him they exist and have their being. You are not a mistake; you are who you are because of Who He is. Take in with amazement The Greatness of God around you, and in your life. Worship The Great God with your entire being.
32 “For who is God, except The Lord? And who is a rock, except our God? 33 God is my strength and power, and He makes my way perfect. 34 He makes my feet like the feet of deer, and sets me on my high places. 35 He teaches my hands to make war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. 36 You have also given me the shield of Your Salvation; Your gentleness has made me great. 37 You enlarged my path under me; so my feet did not slip (2 Samuel 22).”