Thine, 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 Thine; Thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and Thou art exalted as head above all. 1 Chronicles 29:11
Oh, Lord, thank You for being right here with me, walking me through…not over or around or under…but through this hard season in my life. Yes, I would love to go Home and be with You. Yes, I would love to be with Kenneth. Yes, I would love to leave this hard and horrifying world. But You are with me and will be until my time is up here on earth. Thank You, Lord. Thank You.
This verse in 1 Chronicles 29 is so powerful and so filled with God…Who He is…all that is His…and what I am to be doing.
greatness; (concretely) mighty acts:—dignity, great things(-ness), majesty
valor, victory:—force, mastery, might, mighty (act, power), power, strength
beauty(-iful), bravery, comely, fair, glory(-ious), honour, majesty
eminence, perpetuity, strength, victory, enduring, everlastingness
beauty, comeliness, excellency, glorious, glory, goodly, honour, majesty
from Matthew Henry’s Commentary:
“His infinite perfections; not only that He is great, powerful, glorious, etc., but that His is the greatness, power, and glory, that is, He has them in and of Himself. He is the fountain and centre of every thing that is bright and blessed. All that we can, in our most exalted praises, attribute to Him He has an unquestionable title to. His is the greatness; His greatness is immense and incomprehensible; and all others are little, are nothing, in comparison of Him. His is the power, and it is almighty and irresistible; power belongs to Him, and all the power of all the creatures is derived from Him and depends upon Him. His is the glory; for His glory is His own end and the end of the whole creation. All the glory we can give Him with our hearts, lips, and lives, comes infinitely short of what is His due. His is the victory; He transcends and surpasses all, and is able to conquer and subdue all things to Himself; and His victories are incontestable and uncontrollable. And His is the majesty, real and personal; with Him is terrible majesty, inexpressible and inconceivable.”
The God of the universe is all and all are His.
He is Omniscient, Omnipresent, and Omnipotent.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. Matthew 6:13
“inherent power, power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature, or which a person or thing exerts and puts forth”
Oh, Lord, I pray that this is the way I react to You, the Mighty One to Save. It is not that I am to only obey and react to Your Greatness, but I desire to see You as the One and Only. I should not see a victory apart from seeing You as Victorious in all that You are and do. I should not see the state of being glorified apart from You as Glory…as Splendid. You are Power. You are Great. You are Majestic. You are Glory and Victory. Father, You are the Maker of heaven and earth. All creation bows before You.
“You alone are the LORD.
You have made the heavens,
The heaven of heavens with all their host,
The earth and all that is on it,
The seas and all that is in them.
You give life to all of them
And the heavenly host bows down before You.” Nehemiah 9:6
For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For His invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. Romans 1:19-20a
Both riches and honor come of Thee, and Thou reignest over all; and in Thine hand is power and might; and in Thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Now therefore, our God, we thank Thee, and praise Thy glorious name. 1 Chronicles 29:12-13
Father God, I honor You with all I am and all I have. I pray for Your help in all things. I pray I remember Who You are and Whose I am. I am so grateful to be in Your hands. Thank You, Lord God Almighty. I exalt You, O God with exultation. What a Mighty God I serve. In the Powerful Name of Jesus, the Name above all names, I pray. Amen.
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