The Total Picture!

Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD. And thou art exalted as head above all.” 1 Chronicles 29.11

This verse is such a dynamic description of God. Most of us would quickly give mental assent to each one of these adjectives that attempts to describe our great God. But when we see them all together in one verse, it is enough to stagger the mind. We must reflect deeply on what these verses tell us.

Look at the words in the first half of this verse: (1) greatness, (2) power, (3) glory, (4) victory, and (5) majesty. This God of ours is a God of greatness – what does that mean to you? It goes far beyond the second word power. Is He great in the sense of size, or does His greatness embrace the other four (4) attributes that are listed? I believe that is the case. They cannot be separated easily for they are all wrapped up in this word greatness. His power is great, His glory is great, the victory He achieves is great, and His majesty is great. So, let’s take a moment to revel in who God really is – this picture provided for us here.

The second phrase is equally all encompassing: “ … for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD.” EVERYTHING belongs to Him. Everything had its beginning with Him. “And thou art exalted as head above all.” Although Satan is powerful, he is not ALL-powerful. Although Satan knows a little about each one of us, he is not omniscient. Although Satan has an army of demons working for him, he is not omnipresent. You see, our great God is “exalted as head above all.” Just my thoughts …

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