Words For God

No language on earth will ever contain the right words to sum up God.

Deuteronomy 10:1-22

Reference:  v.17 & 18  For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.  He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing. (NIV Bible)

Explore:  Last month I attended a week long conference for the Arrow Leadership course I am participating in.  During the week we were away our Arrow leader had organised for our friends, family and colleagues to write us letters of encouragement.  At random times throughout the conference we would be given a letter from someone close to us affirming our work and encouraging us to keep going.  It was great to hear from our friends back home as well as to be supported with such great words of affirmation.

Application:  When it comes to giving praise and adoration to God it seems there are no words that can fully encapsulate how great God truly is.  In my reference today I didn't want to choose just one verse that spoke of God's greatness but have included two verses from Deuteronomy 10… and yet even those verses don't even come close to speaking of the whole of God's goodness!  No language on earth will ever contain the right words to sum up God, however that doesn't mean that we don't try.  When I received my letters of affirmation it gave me strength and courage to continue on.  While God doesn't not need our approval, if we were to write/sing/quote/pray/paint our adoration to Him then it helps us to remember what a mighty God we serve.  

Prayer:  Lord, You are Good, You are Truth, You are Life and You are Love.  Thank you for revealing Yourself to me.  Amen.

What expression of adoration do you have for God today?

This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.