How great Is Our God!


Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things.

~1 Chronicles 29:11, NLT


God is far greater than any man can imagine. If we could put God in our little box of brains, He would not be a God big enough to worship.

~Jack Taylor

I was reading Psalm 29 when I come across the word “splendor” which is a hard word for me to wrap my tiny brain around. I have always struggled with words like splendor and majesty and partly due to our culture.  We Americans don’t know much about kings. We are very familiar with presidents but not kings. The Hebrew word translated splendor comes from a word that means ornaments. A tree is just a tree until with put the ornaments on it. Hannah can take an ordinary every green and transform it into a radiant spectacle. Of course, God is no Christmas tree, but the word splendor speaks of His ornamental beauty. For an earthly king, splendor would be in his wardrobe and attire. The ornaments of a king would be his crown, his robe, his scepter, the jewels in his robe, crown and scepter. Many years ago, I was preaching a revival and a friend of the pastor showed up wearing a silk tie. I don’t think I was even wearing a tie. After the service, I discovered that his silk tie cost more than my entire wardrobe. Needless to say, I have no ornamental beauty. I don’t spend much time or money on the ornaments.

BUT God the Father needs no clothes, so the word splendor is not referring to His attire. I think it is referring to his attributes. God is clothed in holiness, justice, grace, mercy, redeeming love and kindness. I have to be honest with you: HIS grace is amazing. I am blown away by the depth of His marvelous grace. I dived into it sixty-six years ago and I cannot find the bottom. I am telling you folks, God is good. I don’t know a lot, but I know that God is holy, good and He is all powerful. I don’t know why Jesus loved me; I don’t even know why He cared. All I know is that He sacrificed His life for me, and I am glad He did, and I am also thrilled that He will never have to do it again. One of the most beautiful things about Jesus is His unconditional love for all people. He does not discriminate; He even loves Pharisees like me. You have to admit, it is harder to love a pharisee than it is a prodigal. Even today {two days in a row}, God has convicted me about my discriminatory or prejudicial love: Picking and choosing I love on the basic of my taste.


Woke up very early with a headache: too much dust yesterday. I know this is not swap and shop, but we have 3,500 bricks for sale. We will swap them for gravel or sale them for half price. One problem, we don’t deliver. Trust me, there is not much difference between the price of gold and gravel. Even sand has doubled in price. My question is why? I understand grocery prices going up with diesel fuel being $5 a gallon but how did that effect gravel and sand. I think it is old fashion price gouging.

It is supposed to be cool and rainy today. Today is a study day for me LORD willing. Joyce Chaney is in a deep sleep. Pray for Nancy and the kids. She wasn’t suffering yesterday; just sleeping peacefully–Thank You Jesus!

God bless you; I hope you have a great day. Thanks for reading the blog.

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