God Is Inestimable, He Has Power Over All Things
August 9 - Devotion
A Syrian king and his army underestimated God and believed they could loathe his protective power. After local gods (idols) have failed to earn the Syrians a victory in their battle against Israelites, the Syrians concluded that God who supported Israelites must have been powerful on the hillsides where the battle took place. Therefore, they decided to attack Israelites in the plain land. However, they lost their battle to the Israelites also. The scripture reported,
“Then the servants of the king of Syria said to him, ‘their gods are gods of the hills. Therefore they were stronger than we; but if we fight against them in the plain, surely we will be stronger than they.’” “Then a man of God came and spoke to the king of Israel, and said, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Because the Syrians have said, “The Lord is God of the hills, but He is not God of the valleys,” therefore I will deliver all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am the Lord.’” (1 King 20:23; 1 Kings 20:28).
God is not limited in power; anyone who underestimates the power of God would live to regret it. God is omnipotent and omniscient. He is invisible, invincible, and indefatigable! The power of God surpasses any power in existence. God is Jehovah, and he is the Creator. He conceived and created all things to his satisfaction. God owns the right ownership of everything that exists – whether it is discovered or yet to be discovered! God rules the universe, and he is such a powerful being that no one should disrespect him. All creatures must serve God, and everyone must give him due honor at all times.
Dear God, I honor you because you are the King of kings and Lord of lords. Your power is great and your dominion is convincing. I love you, and I owe my allegiance to you. Nothing would make me serve an idol, and nothing would make me compare you to someone else. You are my Lord, my strength, and my confidence. You are my testimony, and you are the reason why I live! My loyalty shall remain with you, and my assurance of salvation through your Son Jesus Christ shall never fail. For I attest my confidence and loyalty to you through your only Son Jesus Christ. Amen!