“Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty,” – Psalm 104:1 (NASB)
Taking a moment today to think about and ponder on the greatness of our LORD God. To bless the Lord is to praise God for all that he has done. The creator of all is God and He is greater than His creation. This is why the Creator is to be worshiped, not the creation. We might think of the things in our lives that draw us away from focusing on God’s greatness. The first two Commandments make it very clear that God was not to be supplanted in our lives by anything we would adore more than Him. “No other gods before Me.” There is to be no crafting of idols for ourselves. No serving anything or anyone or worshiping the same other than the LORD God. (Exodus 20:3-5) The manner or style of worship appropriate to only one Lord forbids us of any attempt to represent or capture His essence by use of anything He has made. Total condemnation of artistic expression was NOT the issue; but absolute denunciation of idolatry and false worship was the issue. Our LORD God is greater than we can conceive and He rightly deserves to command us to worship only Him.