The Greatness of God


     In Psalm 135, the composer emphatically states, “For I know that the Lord is great, and our Lord is above all gods” (v. 5).  In the next nine verses, He details three ways that Jehovah’s greatness is clearly demonstrated in our world.  These are:

  • In His creation of our planet. “Whatever the Lord pleases He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deep places.  He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain; He brings the wind out of His treasuries” (vv. 6-7).
  • In His government of our world. “He destroyed the firstborn of Egypt,both of man and beast.  He sent signs and wonders into the midst of you, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh and all his servants.  He defeated many nations and slew mighty kings—Sihon king of the Amorites,Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan—and gave their land as a heritage, a heritage to Israel His people” (vv. 8-12).
  • In His faithfulness to His word. “Your name, O Lord, endures forever, Your fame, O Lord, throughout all generations.  For the Lord will judge His people, and He will have compassion on His servants” (vv. 13-14).

     Incomparable.  Unique.  Sovereign.

     Praise the Lord!

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