Psalms 113: The Greatness of God
Psalms 113 is full of praise, and the author is not afraid to tell you why.
Psa 113:4 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.
Psa 113:5 Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,
Psa 113:6 Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!
Look at what we are talking about here. We are talking about a God who is so far above His creation that He needs to humble Himself in order to behold His own creation.
Two things stand out to me about that statement.
On one hand, it speaks to the power of God. It speaks to His greatness over all of creation, and when you think about how amazing the universe itself is, you cannot fathom the greatness of God. The universe is so complex that we haven’t figured that out yet. God needs to humble Himself and look that far down at something so complex. God must be a pretty incredible being.
The other impressive thing that stands out to me is the fact that God is willing to be involved with all of us. If he is not much higher than all of us, why would He even bother looking at us? It is a really poor analogy, but how many of us actually consider the lives of bacteria on the daily basis? Do we care about each of those individual life forms that are much lower than us in the order of nature? I really don’t on most days. I don’t know all of them by name. God is special in that way. He does reign on high, and He is far above creation, but He cares about it.
This is a pretty short chapter, but it packs a punch. It helps demonstrate these two very important characteristics about God. He is ridiculously powerful, and He is infinitely caring.