GOD IS GREATER
1 Chronicles 11:9 So David waxed greater and greater: for the LORD of hosts was with him.
1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.
Hebrews 11:40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
1. GOD IS GREATER THAN ALL OTHERS.
One of the things which Israel had to deal with was that all the surrounding countries had their own gods. Sometimes there were many to each country. Israel had to prove that the one true God was greater than all of them. An example of doing that is David slaying Goliath, or Moses bringing out the children of Israel.
WHAT ARE WE DOING THAT SHOWS THAT OUR GOD IS GREATER THAN THE GODS OF THIS WORLD ?
A. GOD’S PEOPLE IN THE PAST SHOWED THAT GOD IS ABOVE ALL OTHERS.
Exodus 18:11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly He was above them.
B. GOD’S WISDOM IS GREATER THAN MAN’S, AND IT IS AVAILABLE TO BELIEVERS.
Luke 11:31 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
C. GOD’S KNOWLEDGE IS GREATER THAN OURS.
1 John 3:20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
D. GOD’S POWER IS GREATER THAN ALL OTHERS.
Luke 11:32 The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
John 5:36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given Me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of Me, that the Father hath sent Me.
2. TRUE BELIEVERS SHOULD BE EXALTING THE SUPERIORITY OF THEIR LORD.
John 15:20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept My saying, they will keep yours also.
A. BEARING TROUBLES FOR CHRIST IS GREATER THAN ALL THE RICHES OF THIS WORLD.
Hebrews 11:26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
B. WE HAVE A BETTER, MORE POWERFUL LOVE.
John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
1 John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
D. OUR WILLINGNESS TO DIE SHOULD SHOW THAT WE HAVE A BETTER PLACE TO GO TO.
–WE HAVE A PLACE IN HEAVEN.
Hebrews 10:34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
Hebrews 11:16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for He hath prepared for them a city.
Hebrews 11:35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
— WE DON’T HAVE TO DEPEND UPON THIS WORLD. INSTEAD WE APPEAL TO A HIGHER POWER.
Luke 12:24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?
3. WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN US IS BETTER THAN GREAT MATERIAL RICHES ON EARTH.
Proverbs 15:16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
Proverbs 16:8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.