"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." ~ Matthew 5:8

Sunday, August 7, 2011

We Must Sit Down at the Brink

David tells us God's greatness is unsearchable; we can find the bottom of the Grand Canyon,
but we cannot fully probe the depths of the greatness of God
My pastor read these words from Matthew Henry's Commentary today regarding the greatness of God; my favorite part is the vivid word picture at the very end (italicized):

          "Of his greatness and his great works. We must declare, Great is the Lord, his presence infinite, his power irresistible, his brightness insupportable, his majesty awful, his dominion boundless, and his sovereignty incontestable; and therefore there is no dispute, but great is the Lord, and, if great, then greatly to be praised, with all that is within us, to the utmost of our power, and with all the circumstances of solemnity imaginable. His greatness indeed cannot be comprehended, for it is unsearchable; who can conceive or express how great God is? But then it is so much the more to be praised. When we cannot, by searching, find the bottom, we must sit down at the brink, and adore the depth.
                                                              ~Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible, Psalm 145


1 comment:

  1. That is a fantastic picture of the way we should be in awe of and praise God - despite (or even because of) our failure to grasp Him!