The Majesty of God

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Comparison to powers and forces which are great

Have you ever found yourself in presence of greatness? When you’ve seen or experienced something just bigger then life?
Basketball players slapping hand of 6’9 center - That was a great man
I’ve seen a lot of live music, but I must say seeing Demi Lavato sing. A true pro
Great nations : Beauty, Brazil and Italy, Structure/Organization, Britain, military USA
How about you? have you ever been in the presence of greatness?
Today we are talking about God’s majesty. Majesty comes from the latin word for “great.” With God, he is refereed through out scripture as “The Almighty,” The greatest beyond compare. What we just did, comparison game, is one way we understand the greatness of God. While we cannot compare our ways to God’s ways, or thoughts to God’s thoughts, God regularly compares himself to others just to show how big, how great, how almighty, how majestic he truly is. While we are told not to make images that are his likeness or worship him with an image, he does himself - to show how great he is, often compare himself to creation.
Isaiah 40:12–17 “Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance? Who has measured the Spirit of the Lord, or what man shows him his counsel? Whom did he consult, and who made him understand? Who taught him the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and showed him the way of understanding? Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as the dust on the scales; behold, he takes up the coastlands like fine dust. Lebanon would not suffice for fuel, nor are its beasts enough for a burnt offering. All the nations are as nothing before him, they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness. To whom then will you liken God, or what likeness compare with him?
What are all the comparisons God makes to show his greatness?
Creating the earth
Wisdom and counsel in creation?
Justice
Nations
Why do you think God needs to go on these rants about how great he is? What is like like when we’ve forgotten how big God is?
Isaiah 40: 1-2, “Here God speaks to people whose mood is the mood of many Christians today - despondent people, cowed people, secretly despairing people’ people against whom the tide of events has been running for a very long time; people who have ceased to believe that the cause of Christ can ever prosper again.”
How can we remember how great God is when our moods feel bigger?

Remove all thoughts that limit God

We think we can shut God out or live like he’s not here, but the this is putting limits on God. God is infinite, unlimited in presence, knowledge, and power.
When you want to limit your parents and siblings access to you what do you do?
This doesn’t work with God. Psalm 139: 1-12.
For Christians, God is always near. Always with us. Even, and especially when we feel forgotten or stewing in darkness “darkness is not dark to you, darkness is as light with you.”
We also limit God in what we think he knows about us. When, surprisingly, and shockingly, he knows everything. Psalm 139: 13-18 .
There is a fear in letting people in because they may reject us. Sometimes we reject them before they can reject us by sabotaging a relationship. God knows everything about you, and loves you. This is praiseworthy! For, if you do let someone in , and they accept you- it’s freedom!
Who do you feel most free around? You can wear whatever, joke like you want? Pass gas?
With God it’s security, it’s freedom, it’s humbling, it’s powerful.
“A God whose presence and scrutiny I could evade would be a small and trivial deity. But the true God is great and terrible, just because he is always with me and his eye is always upon me. Living becomes an awesome business when you realize that you spend every moment of your life in the sight and company of an omniscient, omnipresent creator.”
How awesome could life be knowing you are in the sight and company of an all powerful, all knowing, all present God?