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Great is our God

October 15, 2016

2 Samuel 7_22

Taken from 2 Samuel 7:22 in the New Living Translation, the Verse of the Day for October 15, 2016 celebrates the greatness and uniqueness of God Almighty.

 “How great you are, O Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you. We have never even heard of another God like you!

The Amplified Bible has this to say:

2 Samuel 7:22:

Therefore You are great, O Lord God; for none is like You, nor is there any God besides You, according to all [You have made] our ears to hear.

Similar expressions of the greatness of God ring throughout the Old Testament, as songs of worship and praise come to mind to accompany selected verses:

1 Chronicles 16:25

For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised; He is also to be feared above all gods.

A related expression of God’s greatness is offered with “How Great is Our God” by Chris Tomlin

The Psalmist also declares the same in Psalm 40:16 (NLT):

But may all who search for you be filled with joy and gladness in you. May those who love your salvation repeatedly shout, “The Lord is great!”

“Great are You, Lord” by Michael W. Smith is another reminder of this profound truth:

Psalm 135:5 adds this declaration:

For I know that the Lord is great, And our Lord is above all gods.

The powerful song of worship “I Exalt Thee” comes to mind with this verse from Psalms:

In addition, as 1 Samuel 2:2 (AMP) tells us, we acknowledge:

There is none holy like the Lord, there is none besides You; there is no Rock like our God.

Women of Faith express this same truth in the song: “There is none like you”:

As we go through the day, no matter what we may encounter, let us remember that God is great! There is no one like our God!

Who is like our great God?

October 15, 2015

2 Samuel 7_22Taken from 2 Samuel 7:22 in the Amplified Bible, the Verse of the Day for October 15, 2015 celebrates the greatness and uniqueness of God Almighty.

Therefore You are great, O Lord God; for there is none like You, and there is no God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

One of the songs that comes to mind in response to this declaration of the magnitude of our Creator, proclaims “How Great is Our God” by Chris Tomlin

A similar declaration of the greatness of God is made in Jeremiah 10:6:

There is none like You, O Lord; You are great, and great is Your mighty and powerful name.

“Great are You, Lord” by Michael W. Smith reminds us of this profound truth:

The Psalmist echoes the same sentiments and raises a question:

Psalm 89:8

O Lord God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty Lord? Your faithfulness surrounds You [as an intrinsic, unchangeable part of Your very being].

Hillsong answers the question with “There is none like You”

In addition, as 1 Samuel 2:2 (AMP) tells us, we acknowledge:

There is none holy like the Lord, there is none besides You; there is no Rock like our God.

Israel Houghton reiterates the message and makes known that “Our God is greater”:

As we go through the day, no matter what we encounter, let us always remember that God is great! There is no one like our God!

Vashawn Mitchell closes with this final declaration: “Nobody Greater than You”

Great is our God: There is none like Him

October 15, 2014

2 Samuel 7_22

Taken from 2 Samuel 7:22 in the Amplified Bible, the Verse of the Day for October 15, 2014 celebrates the greatness and uniqueness of God Almighty.

Therefore You are great, O Lord God; for none is like You, nor is there any God besides You, according to all [You have made] our ears to hear.

In reflecting on the magnitude of our Creator, a number of musical selections come to mind, proclaiming the message that God is great!

“Great are You, Lord” by Michael W. Smith is the first reminder of this profound truth:

A similar expression of God’s greatness is offered with “How Great is Our God” by Chris Tomlin.

Singer Aled along with orchestra and chorus give a stirring rendition of one of the most popular hymns of all times, “How Great Thou Art.”

In addition, as 1 Samuel 2:2 (AMP) tells us, we acknowledge:

There is none holy like the Lord, there is none besides You; there is no Rock like our God.

Israel Houghton and New Breed ask the question—“Who is like the Lord?”

Women of Faith express this same truth in the song: “There is none like you”:

Israel Houghton reiterates the message and makes known that “Our God is greater”:

As we go through the day, no matter what we encounter, let us remember that God is great! There is no one like our God!

Displaying the power of God

June 4, 2014

1 Chronicles 29--11

Without question, the Lord is great and greatly to be praised. The Verse of the Day for June 4, 2014  from 1 Chronicles 29:11 also brings to mind the concluding words of the Lord’s Prayer which expresses similar sentiments in Matthew 6:13 in the Amplified Bible:

13 And lead (bring) us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

As I reflected upon those verses, I thought of a scientific discovery that occurred five years ago which provided a clear demonstration of the awesome power of God. Thanks to NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope,the eyes of the world focused on Saturn, the second-largest planet in the Solar System. According to CNN, “Scientists at NASA have discovered a nearly invisible ring around Saturn — one so large that it would take 1 billion Earths to fill it.”

The bulk of the massive then newly sighted ring in 2009 starts about 3.7 million miles (6 million km) away from the planet and extends outward another 7.4 million miles (12 million km). The ring’s orbit is tilted 27 degrees from the planet’s main ring plane. With Saturn’s diameter being nine times greater than Earth’s, the diameter of the supersized ring is equivalent to lining up 300 Saturns side by side. Most amazingly its entire volume can hold one billion Earths.

Reading about these discoveries in outer space and other current events caused me to see and appreciate the magnitude of the creative power of God in a new way. This information is staggering in light of the demonstrated power of God manifested through the Spoken word of God recorded in Genesis where “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Later the account indicates, “And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. . .” Then almost as a modest aside, we learn “He made the stars also.” All the starry hosts with its millions upon millions of stars God made, each of which He numbered and called by name.

With this awareness of who God is in mind, I acknowledge that no matter how challenging and insurmountable any situation may appear to be, we should recall that nothing is too hard for God. He asks, “I am the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for me?” In fact, the old gospel song reminds us,

Got any rivers you think are uncrossable?

Got any mountains you cannot tunnel through?

God specializes in things called impossible;

And He will do what no other power (Holy Ghost power) can do.

One of the most powerful expressions of the exceeding greatness of God’s power or ability is found in the prayer recorded by Paul in Ephesians 3:16-23. Ephesians 3:20 shines as one of the crowning jewels in that exquisite expression of God’s ability:

And God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us.

The recent discoveries in outer space also helped to see in an even more profound way that, indeed, “God is able.” I thought of the lyrics to this song:

He’s able, He’s able, I know He’s able,
I know my Lord is able to carry me through.
He’s able, He’s able, I know He’s able,
I know my Lord is able to carry me through.
He healed the broken hearted and set the captive free,
He made the lame to walk again and caused the blind to see;
He’s able, He’s able, I know He’s able,
I know my Lord is able to carry me through.

I close with the magnificent benediction from Jude which is a further reminder that God is able:

24Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

25To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, now and ever. Amen.

Listen to Chris Tomlin, who offers this powerful declaration in a medley of “How Great Is Our God” and “How Great Thou Art.”

 

God is great: three musical reminders

October 15, 2013

2_Samuel_7-22

Taken from 2 Samuel 7:22, the Verse of the Day for October 15, 2013 brings to mind three musical selections that proclaim the same message that God is great!

“Great are You, Lord” by Michael W. Smith is the first reminder of this profound truth:

A similar expression of God’s greatness is offered with “How Great is Our God” by Chris Tomlin

Singer Aled Jones along with orchestra and chorus give a stirring rendition of one of the most popular hymns of all times, “How Great Thou Art.”

As we go through the day, no matter what we encounter, let us remember that God is great!