“For who in the Heavens can be compared to the Lord?” – Psalm 89:6
Stone Mountain, Georgia is the largest outcropping of exposed granite in the world. On the side of the 1,700 foot mountain are carvings of Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee. Although this monument is enormous, it doesn’t appear as impressive from a distance as it does when see up close. Its greatness only overwhelms observers who draw close to it.
The words of Ethan in Psalm 89 suggest a similar truth about getting to know God. The psalmists’ inspired song is filled with praise to the Lord. The writer magnifies His greatness, His mercy and His faithfulness. The psalmist could say these things because he enjoyed a close personal relationship with God. Such a vision of the Almighty comes only to one who draws near to the Lord and is overwhelmed by His greatness.
We come to appreciate the greatness of our God more and more as we come into closer fellowship with Him and experience His presence. Ethan could sing of Jehovah, “You have a mighty arm (v.13). But that knowledge translates into blessings for those “who know the joyful sound” (v.15) and walk in the light of the Lords countenance.
The nearer we come to Him, the greater He is to us. – PRV
I sing the mighty power of God
That made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad
And built the lofty skies – Watts.
GOD CAN TAKE THE PLACE OF ANYTHING, BUT NOTHING CAN TAKE THE PLACE OF GOD.
Read: Psalm 89:5-17
Taken from Our Daily Bread.