Ascribe greatness to God, the rock – Part 9
Moses, in his song in Deuteronomy 32 verse 3, commands us to ascribe greatness to our God, “For I proclaim the name of the LORD: Ascribe greatness to our God” (Deuteronomy 32:3-4 NKJV).
The word “ascribe” simply means to credit, to attribute or impute a quality to someone, in this case to God. Then, in verse 2, he gives the reason why we should ascribe greatness to God, It is because “He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, A God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He.” God’s unchanging nature, His works, His character as the God of equity and justice and His veracity are some of the reasons we have to ascribe greatness to Him.
If God is great, why then ascribe greatness to Him? Does inputting greatness to Him increase his status? It does not! We ascribe greatness to God because He relishes it; it is His due; it is the reason why He created us. When we apportion greatness to God, it is our worship. “This people I have formed for Myself; They shall declare My praise” (Isaiah 43:21 NKJV).
Gill comments, “God is great in His person and perfections; His works are great, those of creation and providence, and particularly of redemption and salvation; he is great in his offices, a great Saviour, a great High priest, a great Prophet, a great King, and the great Shepherd of the sheep: those that are called upon to give greatness to him, which is his due, are the heavens and the earth.”
Doubtless, none is as great as our God. The Psalmist says, “Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure His greatness” (Psalms 145:3 NLT). We attribute greatness to God, When we praise Him and when we praise His works. Also, God’s greatness is unsearchable. David extolled God’s greatness in these words.
“Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, And You are exalted as head over all. Both riches and honour come from You, And You reign over all. In Your hand is power and might; In Your hand it is to make great And to give strength to all” (1 Chronicles 29:11-12 NKJV).
When God announced to David His plans to establish for him an enduring dynasty, overwhelmed by God’s intention, he then praised God thus, “For Your word’s sake, and according to Your own heart, You have done all these great things, to make Your servant know them. Therefore You are great, O Lord GOD. For there is none like You, nor is there any God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears” (2 Samuel 7:21-22 NKJV).
We attribute greatness to God because of His saving power. None can undo what He has done, “I, yes I, am the Lord, and there is no other Saviour…From eternity to eternity I am God. No one can snatch anyone out of my hand. No one can undo what I have done” (Isaiah 43:11,13NLT).
Daily, the angels in Heaven acknowledge the greatness of God. “The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!” (Revelation 4:8 NKJV).
Like the angels, we should do the same.