The Lord Who Dwells On High
INTRO: I want you to take your Bibles now this evening and I want you to be finding your place at Psalm 113 if you will. This is one of my favorite psalms, which is saying a lot because I love to read and study and meditate upon the psalms. I mean, think about it, we have a hymn book right in the middle of His book. And tonight, I want to talk to you for a few minutes about "The Lord Who Dwells On High."
You know, as you study the word of God, one of the things that you are going to find over and over and over again is this picture of the loftiness of God. The exalted nature of God. The fact that God is high above everything, and everyone that is.
Psalm 99:2, "The LORD is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people. Let them praise thy great and terrible (or 'awesome') name, for it is holy."
Hey folks, a word from the Word to the wise. God is not your good buddy. He's not the man upstairs. He's not your CEO. He is God. He is Great. He is good. He is high above all the people and we should praise his great and awesome name for it is holy.
Now, don't misunderstand me when I say that God dwells on high. Don't get the impression that the God that we serve is some distant, far removed kind of God. Don't get the idea that the God of the Bible is like the pagan, Canaanite gods or the Roman or Greek Gods. For one thing, He really exists. He isn't the figment of some demented, demon possessed imagination. But secondly, don't get the idea that God is so far removed from us that He doesn't care for us. That's one of the amazing, and really wonderful things that you find when you study the nature of God. Yes, He is high. Yes, He is exalted. Yes, He is lofty. Yes, He is sovereign. Yes, He is supreme, but He also cares for us. He knows us better than we know ourselves. The Bible says that there's not a sparrow that falls to the ground that the Lord doesn't know it. He clothes ...
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