THE GRANDEUR AND MAJESTY OF GOD 1 Chron. 29:11-12

THE GRANDEUR AND MAJESTY OF GOD 1 Chron. 29:11-12 

1 Chron. 29:11-12 Yours, 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 Yours, Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and You are exalted as head above all, Both riches and honor come of You, and You reign over all; and in Your hand is power and might; and in Your hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. 

God Is Sovereign         Yours, O LORD,

The Lord is proprietor and possessor of all

Deut.10:14  Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD’S your God, the earth also, with all that therein is.

In Magnitude         is the greatness,

God is extreme in size, exquisite in quality, or exhaustless in quantity.  Greatness means magnification.  God’s name is great, His nature and attributes are great or incomparable and His actions and words are great.

Deut. 10:17 FOR the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, and mighty,

Psa.145:3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

Jesus lived and taught that all service leads to greatness; the lowlier the service the more exalted the greatness. We see God’s greatness exposed in that He pours His all out for us.

At the funeral of Louis XIV the great cathedral was packed with mourners paying final tribute to the king whom they all considered great. The room was dark, save for one lone candle, which illumined the lavish casket that held the mortal remains of the monarch.  At the appointed time, Massilion, the court preacher, stood to address the assembled people of France. As he rose, he reached from the pulpit and snuffed out the one candle that had been put there to symbolize the greatness of the king. Then from the darkness came just four words, “God only is great!”

Shakespeare wrote: “Be not afraid of greatness: some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”

Boice said: “Pity the disciples! They were with true greatness in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was great as only God is great. They were not. They had not been born great. They had not achieved greatness. They had not had greatness thrust upon them. Yet they wanted so much to be great.”

Eliphaz says in Job 5:8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvelous things without number: 

God’s greatness is demonstrated with every breath we breathe and in every moment of our existence but the greatness of His greatness is validated in Jn. 3:16 

“CHRIST—THE GREATEST GIFT” is shown in the outline of an unknown writer.

THE GREATEST LOVER                    God

THE GREATEST DEGREE                so loved

THE GREATEST COMPANY            the world

THE GREATEST ACT                         that he gave

THE GREATEST GIFT                       his only begotten Son

THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY that whosoever

THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY believeth

THE GREATEST ATTRACTION     in him

THE GREATEST PROMISE             should not perish

THE GREATEST DIFFERENCE     but

THE GREATEST CERTAINTY        have

THE GREATEST POSSESSION       everlasting life 

Overview 1 Chron. 29:11-12

God Is Sovereign        Yours, O LORD,

    In Magnitude           is the greatness,

    In Might                     and the power,

    In Matchlessness   and the glory,

    In Measure               and the victory,

    In Magnificence     and the majesty:

    In Management      for all that is in the heaven

                                          and in the earth is Yours

    In Majesty                Yours is the kingdom, O LORD,

    In Meaning              and You are exalted as head above all

God Is Savior  

    In Money                   Both riches

    In Measurement     and honor come of You,

    In Matchlessness

        In Position            and You reign over all;

        In Power                and in Your hand is power and might;

        In Placing              and in Your hand it is to make great,

        In Purpose            and to give strength unto all.

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