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5/6/2015

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God Is Most High

"Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?" (Job 40:9)

In the Bible, God is sometimes called "the most high God." What does this mean? Does it mean that God is high up in the sky, or that He lives above and beyond all of us down here on Earth? Well, we know from the Bible that God is everywhere. But the words "most high" refer to God's preeminence, which means He is the greatest of all, the highest of all. God is everywhere, so He is "high" above us in that sense. But in a spiritual sense, He is higher and far above anyone or anything else. God is preeminent. He is the most high God.

But where is God in our thoughts? How do we think about Him? How important is He is our lives? Is He preeminent over all other loves and interests? Does the way we spend our time and money and energy show whether we believe God really is the most high God?

Remember the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego? Nebuchadnezzar was the king ruling over these three young men. King Nebuchadnezzar thought so highly of himself (he had so much pride) that he had an image/idol of himself set up for his people to worship in his honor. Nebuchadnezzar considered himself a god, and he expected everyone to worship him. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, however, served only the most high God. In fact, because they were true to God by not refusing to worship anyone or anything else, a whole kingdom learned about the most high God.

When their king grew angry with the three men, God saved them from dying in the fiery furnace that was their punishment. When God delivered Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, Nebuchadnezzar finally realized that God is the most high. Nebuchadnezzar figured it out that he himself was not most high. When he called the three men to come out of the furnace, the king even used a phrase that shows he understood finally. He called, "Ye servants of the most high God, come forth" (Daniel 5:18).

Maybe you do not have an idol you worship like Nebuchadnezzar did, but do you ever have a problem thinking too highly of yourself? How about the pride you take in a collection or hobby that you have? Do you start to treat something else or someone else as more important than God?

God is and always will be "the most high God." No matter where we put God in our priorities or how often we think of Him, it does not change that He is the most high God. We can trust Him. We can serve Him and obey Him and never be ashamed. Psalms 57:2 says, "I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me."

Thank the most high God today that He is all you need to be completely satisfied. You need no other gods. Lift Him up high!

God is and always will be the most high God.

My Response:
» Do I acknowledge (think of, live before) God as "the most high"?
» How can my life be a testimony to the most high God in front of the leaders and people of my community?






Truth In Real Life

Billy Sunday

“Hell is the highest reward that the devil can offer you for being a servant of his.”

Born November 19, 1862, on a farm in Ames, Iowa, Billy Sunday would become one of the most popular American evangelists in history. His father was a Civil War soldier who died when Billy was one year old. At the time, Billy was cared for by his mother and grandfather. When he was twelve, he was sent to an orphanage to live.

From an early age, Billy Sunday was a great athlete. He was a fast runner and a good baseball player. He played sports, no doubt, to help keep his mind off of the hard circumstances in his life. The owner of the Chicago White Sox saw him play one afternoon and – even though Billy did not have shoes – invited him to play in the big leagues. Billy Sunday was able to run the bases in less than 14 seconds! In the eight years that Billy Sunday played professional baseball, he played incredibly – stealing 92 bases, setting national records, and making quite a name for himself.

During this time, Billy met a group of Christians from the Chicago Garden Mission who told him about Jesus Christ. He was downtown partying with his baseball buddies when the witnessing wagon pulled up and started preaching the gospel. God got a hold of Billy Sunday’s life that day and he accepted Christ as his Savior. From that day forward, Billy Sunday was a changed man. Everything about him was different.

Billy Sunday became “the baseball evangelist” and gained huge popularity when he preached. Huge crowds gathered to hear his sermons, and he won many souls to Christ. By 1914, he was holding huge revivals around the country. He preached on many important topics, including the sin of drunkenness, and told nearly one million people about God.

Has your life changed since God saved you? In what ways?

2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.


Description of God

The Lord Creator - Jehovah Bara
Isaiah 40:28 "Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding."

 

Question & Answer

QIs there any wickedness or sin in God?

ANo, God is completely righteous, He never acts wrongly toward His creation, and everything He does is right. Psa 145:17 -- The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

 

BIG Christian Word

Worship - (wur-ship)

Worship is glorifying God in his presence with our voices and hearts. As a Christian we should worship the Lord in all of our Christian life. Everything the church does should be considered worship, for everything we do should glorify God. (John 4: 23-24) "But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."