For His Excellent Greatness

 

“Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.” Psalm 150:2

See God for who He truly is.  That may be difficult at times but with the eyes of faith looking around and with a heart that is filled with knowing Him, we can see the wonder, the beauty, and the majesty of His glory, and that heart cannot help but celebrate His excellent greatness.

Appreciate God for His glory.  There is none like Him in all the heavens or the earth (1 Kings 8:23).  His words set this world in motion (Hebrews 11:3).  His love has redeemed man from his worst sin (Isaiah 44:22; Ephesians 1:7).  His power upholds us daily (Isaiah 41:10; 46:4).  And His grace gives us what we didn’t deserve (Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:4-5).

The world itself testifies to the goodness of our Father (Psalm 19:1).  Even for the Son, if the people were to cease to praise and recognize His Kingship, the very rocks will cry out as a holy witness, singing, “Hosanna in the highest” (Matthew 21:9; Luke 19:40). 

Awake, oh hearts, today, and see the King of creation for who He is.  It is not a trivial thing to praise our God for we know that He was, and is, and is to come (Revelation 1:8).  Our praise belongs to God and our hearts are not fully satisfied until it experiences and expresses its love before the Father. 

Daily, His excellent greatness is on display.  Daily, as we experience the days and live this life, everything around us tells us of the glory of our God.

Look past the deeds of man.  Look past the reports of evil.  Look past the trash sin has littered this land with and see the beauty of God.  He is there.  He is here.  And, He is infinitely better than anything our eyes may see today.

There are many ways God’s greatness is made known to us daily.  If we breathe, we experience it.  If we awaken in the morning, we experience it.  If we are alive, we experience it, and that’s not even the tip of the iceberg.

There are not enough words in the human language, nor enough tongues to articulate Him, so we just ascribe glory to His name (Psalm 29:1-2), as our praise joins with the rest of creation to celebrate God’s excellent greatness:

“I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.

Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.

I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.

And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.

They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.

The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.”

(Psalm 145:1-10)

We may not be able to articulate fully all that God is in our lives, but with hearts overwhelmed in praise, we celebrate Him for His excellent greatness:

“And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.” Revelation 5:13

“For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.” Romans 11:36

And we agree, in praise and prayer, AMEN!

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