Friday, April 05, 2013

Unsearchable Greatness

 1I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
 2Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.
 3Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. 
(Psalm 145:1-3, King James Version)

Unsearchable Greatness

Psalm 145 is an incredible Psalm of praise by David; no wonder David was known as a man after God's own heart. From verse 1, he launched into glorious expressions of praise to God, leaving no doubt as to the reason for his success both as a person and as the king. Never did he bring glory to himself, but, instead, gave all honor and praise to God,

David's religion was not just a "once-a-week" practice, giving God his one day in seven, but reserving the other six days for himself. Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever. He could not go one day without praising and honoring God for all that He had done for him. Does God mean that much to us, or do we tend to take Him for granted? Do we throw our token of worship to Him on the Sabbath, but then reserve the rest of our lives for ourselves? Do we just view God as our rescuer when troubles seem to overtake us?

David's worship was a daily worship, epitomized by the words of verse 3. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. Unsearchable greatness--what does that mean? No matter how much we ponder the greatness of God, we will never come close to plumbing the depths of His great love and mercy. Where else is there a God who loves with such perfect love and grace that He is willing to send His only Son to pay the price of sin for a people so unworthy as us?

Where, on this earth, do we see anyone so completely selfless, who loves the unloved even though that love may never be returned? When we consider the great people of this world, who comes to mind? Abraham, Moses, Solomon, David, Alexander the Great, Queen Elizabeth, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Mother Theresa--all of these have done great things, but none are like unto our great and wondrous God, neither would any of them claim to be. All of them saw themselves as unworthy before the throne of Almighty God.

God's greatness did not end at our salvation, did it? Amazingly, God not only saves His people, but He watches over them, leading, guiding, comforting, shepherding, and protecting them all of the days of their lives on this earth. Then, when their days on earth are done, He guides them safely into His kingdom.

Oh what a wonder that Jesus found me.
Out of the darkness, no light could I see.
Oh what a wonder; He put His great arms under,
And wonder of wonders, He saved even me!

Oh the unsearchable greatness of our glorious God. It reminds me of those wonderful verses by Paul from Romans 11:

 33O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
 34For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?
 35Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
 36For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen. (Romans 11:33-36, King James Version)

God Bless You,
Linda

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