Daily Devotions
Monday, July 8, 2019
Jeremiah 10:6 Lord, there is no one like Thee; Thou art great, and Thy power has made a great name for Thee.
The New Song: Praises God's Glory
When the New Song is sung, we especially sing praises to God’s glory. Scripture very appropriately directs our attention to the incomprehensible greatness of the Lord. For good reason, we are directed to think about His omnipotence, His omniscience, and His omnipresence.
In the framework of the Biblical point of view, God appears as “great in counsel and mighty in deed” (Jeremiah 32:19). Thereby, Scripture wants us to think of our God as the one who is the highest. At the time of Elijah, the priests of Baal cried out to their powerless god until they were hoarse. The idolaters in the city of Ephesus were irrational in their zeal to defend the honor of their goddess Diana.
By contrast, the Church of Christ knows where help is to be found. David says “Lord, among the gods there is none like Thee; neither are there any works like Thy works” (Psalm 86:8).
We want to think about that for the strengthening of our faith in God, and in order to happily and joyfully sing the New Song. May God grant this to us!
Almighty and loving God, we praise Thy glory and honor! Amen.
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