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He Is Great

And I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

We must proclaim his greatness as the writer does. The Psalmist said Every day will I bless thee; And I will praise thy name for ever and ever. 3  Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; And his greatness is unsearchable. “Ascribe ye greatness unto our God,” we believe that he intended thereby to hint to us that we ought to ascribe greatness to none else. If greatness is to be ascribed to God, then none of God’s creatures may in the least share the honour of that mighty attribute of greatness. Now as there are many who violate this truth and need this caution, they must allow me, if any of them be here, to caution them. Only God is great! This text has a bearing upon certain philosophic creeds which I will just hint at here. Some men, instead of ascribing greatness to God, ascribe greatness to the laws of nature, and to certain powers and forces which they believe govern the universe. They look up on high; their eyes sees the marvellous orbs walking in their mystery along the sky. They take the telescope and peer into the distance, and they see yet more marvellous orbs, some of them of fire and others of a structure they cannot understand; and they say, “What stupendous laws are those which govern the universe!” And ye will see in their writings that they ascribe everything to law and nothing to God. Now, all this is wrong. Law without God is nothing. God puts force into law, and if God acts by laws in the government of the material universe, yet it is the force of God which moves the worlds along and keeps them in their places. Law without God is nullity. Reject every philosophy that does not ascribe greatness to God, for there is a worm at the root of it, there is some cancer at its heart and it yet shall be destroyed. That and that alone shall stand which ascribes “greatness unto our God.”

3  Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised;
And his greatness is unsearchable.
Spurgeon, C. H. (1861). The Great Supreme. In The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Sermons (Vol. 7, p. 154). London: Passmore & Alabaster.

He Is my Rock

The Rock! his work is perfect, i.e. blameless, without fault. God is called “The Rock” (הַצוּר), as the unchangeable Refuge and Stronghold of his people, by which they are sustained, and to which they can resort for defence and protection at all times. The

Spence-Jones, H. D. M. (Ed.). (1909). Deuteronomy (p. 498). London; New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.
Perfect
Just
faithful
The writer describe The Lord how he sees him. But reminds us how his generation has regarded God.
Dealt Corruptly
The Children of Israel had dealt Corruptly with the Lord. Literally the ruin the relationship. When you think that God said let us create man in our own image. He desired a loving relationship with man. Moses said they have dealt corruptly. Causing trouble. to the point the Lord did not see them as his children.
Results No longer his children
Isaiah 1:4 Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity,
a people laden with iniquity,
offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly!
children who deal corruptly!
They have forsaken the LORD, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged.
they have despised the Holy One of Israel,
they are utterly estranged.
and in the howling waste of the wilderness;
he encircled him, he cared for him,
he kept him as the apple of his eye.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
Crooked and Twisted Generation
describes this way 13 suffering wrong as the wage for their wrongdoing. They count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, while they feast with you. 14 They have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin. They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Accursed children! 15 Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
Paul reminds us that we should be blameless and unoffending, the sons of God, without rebuke in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.
Moses challenges us to think Is he not he your father, who created you.
The Psalmist said it is he that has made us and not we ourselves. We are his people and the sheep of his pasture. Our obedience should stem from the fact he made us!
Have we really forgot to remind our generation of who The Lord is. I was introduced to the Lord by my parents. It was the faith and confidence in a almighty God that my parents and grandparents had that suggested to me I should get to know that same God.
It was words like God is faithful;. He may not come when you want him but he is always on time.
It was words like what he has done for others he can do the same for you!
Moses said in verse 7 Remember the days of old;
consider the years of many generations;
ask your father, and he will show you,
your elders, and they will tell you.
Wont he do it! Where Moses reminds the reader of Gods faithful to Jacob who is the father of the 12 tribes its an incentive for us to talk about God’s faithfulness to us.
We did just arrive to 100 without the hand of God upon us! Consider how God has allowed 8 pastors to come this way. Consider the triumphs and tragedies this church has seen.
The celebrations and the times of dispear. The great names who have passed this way and even those who have left us. God has been faithful. We must share our story.
Individual Responsibility
More than 130 years ago, a group of twenty distinguished Americans met in the Astor House in New York City during the presidency of Millard Fillmore. Among the dinner guests was Secretary of State Daniel Webster, who had been unusually quiet. In an effort to engage him in conversation, a colleague asked, “Mr. Webster, will you tell me what was the most important thought you ever had?” Following a brief silence, he confidently replied, “The most serious thought that ever occupied my mind was that of my individual responsibility to God.”
James Newton the Amazing Grace writer wrote:
Through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come!
Through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come!
James Weldon Johnson put it this way Lift every voice and sing Till earth and Heaven ring Ring with the harmonies of Liberty; Let our rejoicing rise, High as The list'ning skies, let it resound loud as the Rolling sea Sing a song full of faith that the Dark past has tought us, Sing a song full of The hope that the present has brought Us; Facing the rising sun of our new day Begun, Let us march on till victory is Won. We have a responsibility to share
This song of Moses declares Gods faithfulness. Jacob who was a trickster God kept. Look at verse 10
10  “He found him in a desert land,
and in the howling waste of the wilderness;
he encircled him, he cared for him,
he kept him as the apple of his eye.
See you have to see yourself special to God!
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