Thursday, April 21, 2011

Great is the LORD, and Greatly to be Praised. Psalm 48:1

God is great. God is not only great, but He is the only one who is great. God does not tell us that He is the greatest, because that would mean someone else was great and God was just greater. God has no competition to His greatness. He alone is great and that settles the matter of greatness.

God is great and He will always be great. No one will ever beat Him, outsmart Him, or outthink Him. No one will ever take away His crown, or dethrone Him. God’s greatness will never fade, it will never be weakened, or diminish.

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:4-7

Because God is great, it means that His love is great, and He loves us more than anyone could ever love us. He greatly loves us today, not because we are great, but because He is great. His great love, loved us when we were in sin, in darkness, and in spiritual death.

What does His great love mean to us? It means that we, who are not great, can pour out upon Him great praise, great worship, great thankfulness, great obedience, great trust, and great devotion.

Excerpt from devotional, Meet me in the Meadow, October 18, 2010 by Roy Lessin