One of the commandments is that there shall be no gods higher than the true god.We see many instances where people had idols and got punished. The Israelites were in the wilderness for so long because of the issue of those idols. God is a jealous god and He doesn't want others taking His glory. Ever been in those group projects where someone in your group does NOTHING and they get the same grade as you. How does that make you feel? God goes through so much trouble to create everything and everyone special and He deserves the credit.
We see in 1 Chronicles that God gets upset at David praising some idol. Following those actions, God punishes David. But, then he finds favor when He obeys God and sets Him above ALL!! We have to make sure to keep God above all in our lives.
In John 3, we see the uplifting of God. It says that God must increase, so that I (the flesh) can decrease. John 3:30-31 says, "He must increase, but I must decrease.
31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all." This scriptures give reverence to the one that is above all. God is true and loving god. His love is amazing and His power is endless. Who do you know would sacrifice their only perfect son for people who might deny the very existence of themselves? I know I prob would not be able to do that and that id why I am not the Almighty God!! Let's remember to keep God first and give Him the honor, glory and credit that is due His name as He is ABOVE ALL!!!
I encourage you to really pay attention to the words to this song as they are awesome.
"Crucified, laid behind the stone. You lived to die, rejected and alone. Like a rose, trampled on the ground. You took the fall and thought of me. Above all!!!"
This is part of that real love that I was talking about. God, in my eyes, is a complete and total G. He's so awesome and does so much when we're ungrateful. He is above all that I can imagine. He is above all the help that I could ever receive. God is my all and all!!! Time to give Him His just due and treat Him as He is above all.
Salvation Sunday: Steven Gable
2 Chronicles 6:41 "Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness."