Years ago J. B. Phillips wrote a little book entitled, Your God Is Too Small. His point is our concept of God is woefully lacking, it is entirely too small.
Or even worse, we worship a substitute god. Too often in the church we have a myopic vision of God and do not to see God as great as He is.
The Psalmist gives this exhortation: Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together! (Psa.34:3, ESV)
Magnify the Lord! Is God so small that we have to magnify Him? Is He so finite that He needs to be enlarged? Are we to make God big? I don’t think that is possible. We cannot make God big. He is already bigger than our comprehension.
As Solomon dedicated the temple, he raised his hands and in part prayed these worlds, “But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!” (I Kings 8:27, NIV)
Though Solomon had just completed building the temple as a place to worship God, he realized that no building on earth, or even the whole earth or even the heavens, could contain God.
The Psalmist is not saying that we need to enlarge God, but rather that we need to enlarge our view and understanding of Him.
Remember there is no problem in your life that is too large for God. Give it to Him!
Dr. Wayne Shaw (R-Grove) has been a member of the Oklahoma Senate since 2014. Prior to that he served as the senior pastor at First Christian Church, Grove, for many years.