I believe this drive for greatness derives from the very nature of God. In Deuteronomy 10:14-22 the word “great” is used to describe our God. The author lists 5 aspects of greatness in this passage (see if you can find them). As we read about God’s greatness we should be filled with awe. We should be filled with wonder and admiration.
So what comes next? I believe if we are really captivated by the greatness of God it will change everything in our life. Normal, self-focused life is no longer sufficient. This is why we are told in Deuteronomy 10:16 we need to circumcise our hearts. The old, rebellious, calloused ways are absurd since God is so great. Instead we should be responsive and obedient. And in verse 20 this awareness of the greatness of God translates into a proper fear and service. How great is your God?
Outline of Message:
The greatness of God is revealed in five aspects:
a. His ownership of the vast heavens (v.14)
b. His choosing who will receive his affection (v.15)
c. His supremacy over all gods (v.17)
d. His impartiality and concern for the needy (vv.18-19)
e. His awesome deed in the Exodus (v.21)
Since God is great…
a. We should circumcise our hearts (v.16)
b. We should fear and serve Him (v.20)