Yet I say to you that in this place there is One greater than the temple. Matthew 12:6 (NKJV)
With a new year, I started reading my Bible again in Genesis and Matthew. The other day I was reading Matthew 12. I’ve been reading my Bible for several years now, so many verses are already underlined, but I still find more to underline each day.
This day I found verses in Matthew 12 for praising Jesus. I found out that He is greater than the temple (Matt. 12:6), greater than Jonah (Matthew 12:41), and greater than Solomon (Matthew 12:42). This caused me to write in my prayer journal an exalting prayer to Him. My prayer went something like this…
O Jesus, You are greater than all! You are greater than the temple, greater than Adam, greater than Noah, greater than Enoch, greater than Methuselah, greater than Abraham (John 8:53), greater than Isaac, greater than Jacob (John 4:12), greater than Joseph, greater than Moses, greater than David, greater than Solomon, greater than Elijah, greater than Isaiah, greater than Jeremiah, greater than Daniel, greater than Jonah, greater than John, greater than Peter, greater than Paul, greater than…all!
You are greater than my heart (1 John 3:20), greater than my troubles, greater than my worries, greater than my health, greater than my family, greater than my job, greater than my hobbies, greater than my ministry, greater than sports and movies and social media and everything this world says is great, only You are GREAT, my precious Jesus, and the greatest of all is Your Father in heaven (John 14:28)!
Be exalted and glorified today, my precious Jesus! Amen.
Today’s TEA CUPP: You can do this, too! Read Matthew 12. List the things Jesus is greater than. Use your list as a conversation starter to tell Jesus what a Great God He is today!
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised
In the city of our God,
In His holy mountain. Psalm 48:1 (NKJV)
For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised;
He is to be feared above all gods. Psalm 96:4 (NKJV)
For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. 1 John 3:20 (NKJV)
Scripture from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.