God Is Great

Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom. — Psalm 145:3 (NIV)

…they were all amazed at the greatness of God. — Luke 9:43 (NIV)

When I was a little Shawn, we said the same prayer at the dinner table each night.  “God is great.  God is good.  Let us thank Him for our food.  Amen.”  I can still remember it after these many years.  As a child, I never really thought about what the words meant.  What does it mean that God is great?  What does it mean that God is good?

God Is Great

The Hebrew and Greek words that are translated as “great” or “greatness” have to do with God’s deeds.  They have to do with His majesty and power.  God’s greatness is displayed in His creative works.  He spoke and the world came into being.  He formed mountains and oceans.  He parted the waters of the Red Sea.  He shook the earth when Christ was crucified and again when He raised Jesus from the dead.  The people’s amazement at the greatness of God in Luke 9:43 was in response to Jesus healing a man and casting a demon out of him.  Jesus’ power caused people to wonder in awe at God’s greatness.  When was the last time you were awed by God’s greatness?  When did you last sit in wonder and amazement at the power, majesty, glory and greatness of God?

PRAYER: God, You are mighty and You are great! I am in awe of who You are. Your power is amazing and Your greatness cannot even be measured. I praise You for Your mighty works. Thank You for doing great things in my life. In the name of Jesus I praise You, amen.


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