I will extol you my God and King

I will extol you, my God and King,
and bless your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.

Psalm 145.1-3

What is God to you this morning? Who is God to you this morning?

These may seem intrusive and even irreverent questions but perhaps we need to ask them of ourselves on a daily basis so that we do not lose sight of that which really matters.

There is massive euphoria in England at the moment and there will be even more if, on Sunday, Italy are beaten at Wembley. There will be calls for knighthoods and the team will be elevated to the status of saints.

In the world of cycling Mark Cavendish is being hailed the greatest sprinter of all time with a record that will probably never be beaten and there is still the Men’s Singles Champion to be crowned at Wimbledon on Sunday.

It has been an exciting week of sport but in a relatively short time all will be forgotten !

In huge contrast the extolling and worship of God is for ever and ever, and David was determined to be part of that for he understood that the LORD was greatly to be praised and that his greatness was unsearchable.

The greatness of human sporting achievements cannot match up to that and we, God’s people, need to get our focus right in this regard.

Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.

The statement that his greatness is unsearchable surely does not mean that we don’t search it out but rather that however deep we dig, however far we search, still there is more.

What a glorious truth this is in our world of passing greatness, in a world of confusion and fear as Covid looms large again. It reminds us every day of the unsearchable riches we have in Christ. So let us learn from David and be sure that we are so bowled over by God’s greatness that

Every day we will bless him and praise his name for ever and ever.

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