The Greatness Of Our God

Isaiah 40:10-31

            In the light of God’s infinite greatness as God, those who know him are always astonished by his goodness, mercy, love, and grace toward fallen, sinful man (Job 7:17-18; Psa. 8:1-9; 144:3-4; Heb. 2:6-8). Both the inspired psalmist (Ps. 8:1-3) and the inspired writer of the Book of Hebrews (Heb. 1:1-3), against the backdrop of God’s glorious greatness, asked the question, in utter amazement – “What is man, that thou art mindful of him?”

An Essential

We cannot form a right and proper view of anything in God’s creation, if we fail to see the greatness and glory of God. The root of all sin, the cause of all unbelief, and the source of all heresy in the world can be found in one thing: All men by nature have low views of God. Satan could not persuade Eve to sin until he convinced her that God was not as great as she thought he was. We would never doubt his Word if we did not question his greatness. Men would never pervert the gospel, if they did not have very low views of God. It is essential that we have a great view of our great God.

Therefore, the first message of every prophet, apostle, and preacher sent of God is, “Behold your God!” Only when we see the greatness of God will we worship, love, trust, and honor him as God. Ever entertain great thoughts of God.

A Warning

            Anything that lowers God’s character or lessens his greatness is a lie of Satan. Do not tolerate it. Let no doctrine be believed, no sermon be heard, no song be sung, and no thought be received which in anyway detracts from the greatness of God. In all things, at all times. Read God’s description of himself in Isaiah 40:10-31, and know that he is great. "Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.” God is great!

·        Greater than all the works he performs (vv. 12-14).

·        Greater than all the nations he has made (vv. 15-17).

·        Greater than all the gods men have invented (vv. 18-21).

·        Greater than the world he created (v. 22).

·        Greater than the greatest men the world ever produced (vv. 23-24).

·        Greater than the heavens above (vv. 25-26).

·        Greater far than all our troubles (vv. 27-31).

A Rock

            He who is our God is the Rock of our salvation, the Rock and Refuge of our souls. It is the greatness of God which inspires our faith and gives us peace, comfort, confidence, and hope in this world of woe. God’s goodness is wonderful; but his goodness would be meaningless, if he were not great.

Don Fortner