You will see it with your own eyes and say, ‘Great is the Lord–even beyond the borders of Israel!’ Malachi 1:5
Over the years there have been various people who have been called great for many different reasons. Each one has done something that has been seen as wonderful or helpful to a group of people or a nation, sometimes even the entire world. These people are often honored in various ways for what they had done.
The only way people are willing to call someone great is if they have seen what the person did and believe in how wonderful it was. Often people do not know what a person has fully done and so do not realize how great they were.
God talks about how He will destroy what Edom builds against Israel. The Israelites will see what He does and call Him great, even great beyond the borders of Israel.
Inside the church walls many people will call God great. They see or feel God doing things inside the church are excited.
However, outside the church, very few see God as great. They have closed their eyes off to seeing what God has done or is doing in this world. People see situations as coincidence or chance, not as the hand of God working in it.
Those who have open spiritual eyes will see God moving in the world. They will see God holding back the enemy and frustrating the plans of the enemy. This will be seen locally and around the world, not just inside the church building.
When these things are seen, every believer will claim how great God is. They will see His loving and powerful hand at work in this world and will tell everyone about it. It will be a testimony to this world of who God is.
As you go through your days, take time to see what God is doing. Ask God to open your eyes to realize how much God is working in your life and in this fallen world.
He is at work holding back the enemy’s attacks upon your life. God is at work saving people and changing their lives all over the world.
As you see what God is doing proclaim how great He is. Tell God how great He is. Tell all those around you how great He is.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will see God at work in your life; that you tell others how great God is; and that you will be a witness of who Jesus is.