1 I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.
2 Every day I will bless you and praise you …3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.
5 On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
6 They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness.
9 The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.
10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord, and all your saints shall bless you!
11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom …
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
David, a king, himself, is full of effusive praise for God, his King.
David is utterly fixated on the greatness of God.
But won’t just know it and mediate on it.
David will declare God’s greatness.
And he won’t be satisfied to simply declare it himself.
David says “all” shall give thanks.
“All” shall bless God.
And in His goodness, God is near to “all” who call on Him!
The GREATNESS of God and the NEARNESS of God.
Few things are both, but God is!
David is the greatest of kings.
It would be very easy to sit back and consider his own greatness.
But he doesn’t do that.
Because he knows there’s Someone much greater.
And God’s greatness is unsearchable.
That’s why it’s worthy of mediation forever and ever!
Yet, who do I ponder more? Me or God?
Or what do I ponder more? My “goodness” or God’s greatness?
I do try to remain humble. I truly do believe humility is a most vital of Christian character traits.
But that can lead to a trap.
Do I then meditate more on my “weakness” than God’s greatness?
This reminds of CS Lewis’s quote, “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less”.
If I’m consumed, like David, with thoughts of the greatness of God, I won’t have time to consider myself so much.
And part of God’s greatness is his great love for me and ultimately that He is NEAR ME!!
God is GREAT and God is NEAR!
I can never get over this!
If I truly believe this, I can’t keep it as an internal meditation.
I must, like David, declare it!
I must share it!
And in this, encourage others to see and meditate on and declare the same.
“The Lord is GOOD to ALL, and his MERCY is over ALL!”
This is Good New, indeed.
I must declare it.
Thanks again God for Your Truth.
Help me meditate on it.
Help me see it in the every day.
Help me share it with others.
In Jesus name,