How Great Is Our God
How Great Is Our God?

One is a statement of fact.
The other is a question that we should answer.

Psalm 95:3-7
For the LORD is a great God, and a great king above all gods, in whose hand are the depths of the earth; the peaks of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, for it was He who made it; and His hands formed the dry land. Come let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand. Today if you would hear His voice".

This quotation from the Psalms tells a very large story about our God in whom we trust.
First, we must consider our God to be great, awesome, powerful, loving, and just about any descriptive term that suits Him.
Second, we must consider that we did not make ourselves, but God created all things (including us).
Third, we must consider that we should listen to God in all that He tells us.

Our God is great because He made the earth and everything in it.
The power of nature (earthquakes, volcanos, storms, floods, things in the heavens) pales when compared to the power of God.
God created them in the beginning (Genesis 1:1).
Hebrews 11:3 "By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible".
Isaiah 37:16 “O LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, who art enthroned above the cherubim, Thou are the God, Thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. Thou hast made heaven and earth”.
Isaiah 40:28 “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable”.
Isaiah 42:5 “Thus says God, the LORD, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread out the earth and its offspring, Who gives breath to the people on it, and spirit to those who walk in it”
Isaiah 44:24 “Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb. I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, stretching out the heavens by Myself, and spreading out the earth all alone”.
Isaiah 45:12 “I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded”.
Isaiah 45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God Himself that formed the earth and made it; He hath established it, He created it not in vain, He formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else”.
God has demonstrated his power many times over nature and even the universe.

Our God is great because He is concerned about mankind.
As great and awesome our God is, in comparison we are so small and unimportant creatures.
Yet God saw fit to elevate man to a stature above the animals and the earth.
Man was created to subdue the earth and learn to use its resources (Genesis 1:28).
Psalm 8:4 "What is man, that Thou dost take thought of him? And the son of man, that Thou dost care for him?"
All of creation was given to bless man as God designed it and man should in turn bless and glorify God Who gave these things to him.
You see, God has been looking out for us from before time began.

Our God is great because He does for man what man cannot do for himself.
Isaiah 53:6 “All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him”.
The Him is none other than Jesus Christ the Son of God.
Romans 5:6-8
“For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; thought perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”.
The eternal life that God offers and gives us cannot be gained by any effort of man.
God knew this fact, and planned (even before the earth was formed) that Christ would make that perfect sacrifice that would bring salvation to all men.
Ephesians 1:4 “just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him…”
Now that God has provided the way of salvation, it is up to man to choose that proper way.
And man must live the way God wants.

Our God is great because He shepherds us through life.
He watches over us, and leads us in the way we should go, and that way is the best way we can imagine.
We are His sheep, and sheep are naturally followers.
Yet sheep will follow any other sheep and go any direction that one chooses to go.
We read that in Isaiah 53:6, we are as sheep gone astray.
Mark 6:34 “And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.
Ezekiel 34:23 “And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd”.
Ezekiel 37:24 “And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them”.
We must remember that David had been dead about 400 years when this was written, and the king is none other than Jesus who was the descendent of David.
John 10:11 “I am the Good Shepherd, the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep”.
John 10:14 “I am the Good Shepherd; and I know My own, and My own know Me”.
So we must remember to follow the True Shepherd of our souls.

Our God is great because He has given us time to choose to do the right thing.
2 Peter 3:9 “The LORD is not slow about His promises, and some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not willing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance”.
2 Peter 3:15 “And regard the patience of our Lord to be salvation…”
To hear His voice is the most important thing we can do for our soul.
That means to hear, understand, and obey His words of instruction that we find in the Bible.

There are many reasons that our God is great.
We just need to start a list and add to it each and every day.
Knowing that God cares for us should give us the emotional boost our soul needs to get to heaven.
So that we can learn to be like Jesus.
As Jesus prayed "not My will, but Thine be done“ (Matthew 26:39,42; Luke 22:42; John 5:30).
By Carey Scott

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