In the last few days,* my time with the Lord has been in the Psalms. Psalm 145 made me pay attention this morning. Here is part of it:
“Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds. They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness” (vv. 3-7).
“They will tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, so that all men may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made” (vv. 11-13).
Notice that no one can fathom God’s greatness. That is an understatement. If God’s greatness was an ocean, we would not be able to measure the depth with lead, line, sonar, or any other device. The bottom would be an infinite distance away.
The next several verses tell us that one generation tells another. That is what we are about, telling the next generation about His mighty acts, His glorious splendour, the power of His awesome works, the glory of His kingdom, so that all men may know of His mighty acts and the glorious splendor of His kingdom.
*Written July 1985.
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