The God We Cannot Exaggerate


I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. Psalm 145:1-3

I love the “time element” of these verses. David tells us that he praises God today (and every day) and he will praise God forever and ever. In this life and the next, David will worship Yahweh. The infinite God is not limited by time, nor is His praise. This is because He is great. His greatness is unsearchable. David wants us to get the point: God is great. Three times he mentions God’s greatness: Great is the LORD…greatly to be praised… his greatness is unsearchable.

Francis Chan explains the greatness of God-

“Many Spirit-filled authors have exhausted the thesaurus in order to describe God with the glory He deserves. His perfect holiness, by definition, assures us that our words can’t contain Him. Isn’t it a comfort to worship a God we cannot exaggerate?” –Francis Chan, Crazy Love, p.31

I love that last line: “Isn’t it a comfort to worship a God we cannot exaggerate?”

Go ahead and try it. Try and exaggerate His goodness, His mercy, His grace, His love. You can’t. His greatness is unsearchable and uncontainable by any human or angelic language. So just stop right now and worship Him. Thank Him for all that He is, all that He does. And then go tell somebody at work or school or neighborhood or home or church about how incredible your God is!

Did you just worship Him? Well, guess what?-

“Because God is eternal and omniscient, the praise that we give him will never fade from his consciousness…” Wayne Grudem

Think about that today. All of the praise and worship that you give Him (or just gave Him) never fades from His memory! That will change the way you sing songs on Sunday morning. His praise endures forever!

Languages, nations, people groups, etc cannot exhaust God’s praise! The variegated praise of our God lingers in His mind forever! Even if you try and exaggerate all of His attributes (and you can’t), your feeble attempt will never fade from His consciousness. He’s that great!

Humbled by an infinite God,


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