God is greater
II Chronicles 2:5
This must be a magnificent Temple because our God is greater than all other gods.
I’ll never forget the overwhelming sense of deliverance I felt when I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ. Indescribable is the only word I can think of to tell what it felt like upon receiving the gift of God’s Spirit. Up to that point, so many other things had controlled my life. Drugs dictated my behavior. Anger controlled my emotions. Lust led my mind and body like a leash. The decision to surrender felt as if every evil thing in my life screamed out “No!” to hold me back. I could barely manage a whisper to say “Yes.” Thank God for the freedom I found in Christ. The power of God was greater than any addiction, temptation, or mistake in my life.
I can only imagine the same strength Solomon must have felt when declaring the truth that God is greater. This is the kind of faith that moves mountains and conquers strongholds. Can you imagine the confidence Israel must have felt knowing that the One they served triumphed over all of the idols of the world around them?
That concludes our devotional for today. Let us finish with a word of prayer.
WORD OF PRAYER
God, I am laying everything that would exalt itself above You at Your feet. I speak the name of Jesus over every temptation I face, every condemnation of my past, and anything that will hinder my walk with You. Let my life be a temple where You can dwell. Let my faith be strong in Your power and greatness.
In the name of Jesus, amen.