He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. (Psalm 147:4-5)
When was the last time you mediated on the greatness of God? Of all the means of grace that God has provided to assist us in the process of growing and maturing in our faith, such as Bible study, prayer, and church attendance, there is something supernaturally special about marinating in God’s greatness. Make no mistake, the Almighty is greater than all “mighties.”
Pharaoh in Egypt thought he was mightier than the Almighty; he stubbornly refused to free the children of Israel from bondage. After ten devastating plagues crushed the Egyptian nation under their weight, Pharaoh finally realized the Almighty is greater than all mighties.
King Nebuchadnezzar thought he was mightier than the Almighty; he arrogantly declared, “Is not this the great Babylon I have built as the royal residence, by my mighty power and for the glory of my majesty?” Yet even as this mighty king was uttering these words of praise to himself, God spoke, and Nebuchadnezzar was driven away from his kingdom and “ate grass like the ox, his body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair grew like the feathers of an eagle and his nails like the claws of a bird.” Nebuchadnezzar finally realized that the Almighty “does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth” (Daniel 4:30-35); the Almighty is greater than all mighties.
Satan thought he was mightier than the Almighty; he used his sinful servants—self-centered Judas, the self-righteous Jewish religious leaders, and the sin-filled Roman guard—to falsely accuse Jesus of crimes He did not commit, to crucify Him on a cross, and to bury Him in a tomb. But three days later, Jesus walked out of His tomb, and Satan and all of his sinful servants finally realized that the Almighty was greater than all mighties.
The question I need to ask you is this: “Do you know this truth?” Regardless of where this message finds you today, whatever has come up against you has come up against your God . . . and the Almighty is greater than all mighties. No weapon formed against you will prevail. Greater is the power that is at work within you than any power that is arrayed against you.
The apostle Paul prayed for you and me that, as children of the Most High God, “the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead . . .” (Ephesians 1:18-20).
You trusted the mighty power of God when He raised you from death to life. Why not trust that same power today, no matter what you are facing? Meditate on the glorious truth that the Almighty is greater than all mighties, and you will be prepared to share His love with everyone you meet this day.
Let me close with these words from Hillsong Worship, “The Greatness of our God” —
No sky contains,
No doubt restrains,
All You are,
The greatness of our God.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!