There is No Debate

“There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours. All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name. For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.” Psalm 86:8-10


Although the college football season is ending, the college football debates will only continue on. It seems as
if there is an endless discussion of sports fans proclaiming their team’s greatness. Each side gives their best argument of why their team is the best in the state. South Carolina has beaten Clemson five years in a row. Clemson is the first team in SC to win a BCS bowl game. The debate rages. The reason that the debate rages on is that there is no decisive winner. Both sides have their opinions. They present facts, but the interpretation of those facts are only mere opinions.

But when it compares to the Lord, there is no debating his greatness. The psalmist says, “There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours.” There is no comparison about the greatness of God. He is great and does wondrous things and He alone is God. These are not mere opinions, but these are facts that are revealed in the holy and perfect Word of God. There is no debate. There is one Lord, “he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion” (1 Tim 6:15-16).

In light of God’s greatness above all things, it is wise and right to honor him above all things. We honor him with our time. We honor him with our money. We honor him with our relationships. We honor him with our service. We honor him with every breath. We know that we should honor God for his greatness, but the question is how do we honor him? We honor him by obeying His Word. Jesus says in John 14:15, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” God is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. God’s greatness is not impersonal, but his greatness is personally extended to us in the life of his Son. The greatest being in the Universe, invites you into His Greatness through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. In view of this great God, is there any higher aim in than to honor the only God with all our being? There is no debate. Our great God deserves all praise and glory.

New City Catechism Question 2

What is God? 

He is the creator and sustainer of everyone and everything.  He is eternal, infinite, and unchangeable in his power and perfection, goodness and glory, in his wisdom, justice and truth.  Nothing happens except through him and by his will.