Although it was the great king Solomon that was to build the holy Temple of the Lord it was David who had the vision to assemble a House for God. And amidst much rejoicing and great joy David made all the necessary preparation for the building of the House of the Lord his God.
And so it was that together with the children of Israel, David dedicated the silver and gold and fine materials that had been gathered and donated for the construction of the Temple. And the king led the congregation of Israel in this wonderful prayer of blessing, thanksgiving and jubilant praise: Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendour, for everything in heaven and earth is Yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; You are exalted as Head over all.
Neither an everlasting string of superlative words nor a never-ending chorus of angelic praise can adequately express in speech or song the magnificence of God's awesome glory, the extent of His vast kingdom, the might of His great power and the splendour of His gracious majesty. The mind of man cannot begin to comprehend this incomprehensible God, Who has bestowed on us all the unsearchable riches of His grace. He has lavished on us over and abundantly and above all that we could ask or think or imagine or desire - in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Let us never become too familiar with the gospel or too complacent with its teachings that we somehow forget Who it was that willingly gave up the greatness and power and the splendour of His majesty, to be born into humble poverty. Let us honour the One Who was despised of men, rejected by His people and nailed to a cruel tree, so that whosoever will believe on His name would be forever set free from the wages of death, which we all so justly deserve.
It is the God of the universe, Who flung stars into space at the beginning of time and Who continues to uphold creation through His eternal Word, that was willingly stripped of everything, for your sake and for mine - but one day He is coming back to set up the kingdom that was promised so long ago to His forefather David, when once again the earth will resound with this triumphant hymn of praise: Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendour, for everything in heaven and earth is Yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; You are exalted as Head over all.
Let us worship Him together for He is exulted over all and highly to be praised.
Father, we worship and praise You for the greatness, power, splendour, glory, and majesty are Yours alone. May You be greatly honoured for You are Head over all things and Judge of all men. Thank You for all You have done to redeem my life and for bringing me into Your everlasting kingdom. May I never become too familiar with Who it was that hung on the cross for love of me, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.