Pastor Stephen Dedman

He Is All We Need

‘Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness.’
Psalms 145:3

There’s only one God as revealed in the Bible. You can’t make up a god of your own choosing. Once you experience His greatness you don’t need any other gods.

Do you remember in Exodus when Moses went up to Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments? He left the people for 40 days while he met with God. The people feared that he would never return and demanded that Aaron make them a “god” to go before them. (Exodus 32:1)

Aaron gathered all the gold from the people and constructed a “golden calf”. And sadly, they worshipped it and said, “O Israel, these are the gods who brought you out of the land of Egypt!” (Exodus 32:4)

When Moses returned he became very angry and threw down the two tablets, breaking them. He threw the golden calf into the fire, ground it into powder, scattered it on water, and forced the people to drink it. Then he instructed that the people repent and he went and pleaded with God.

Watch how great God is when we read Nehemiah 9:16-21. ‘“But you are a God of forgiveness, gracious and merciful, slow to become angry, and rich in unfailing love. You did not abandon them, even when they made an idol shaped like a calf and said, ‘This is your god who brought you out of Egypt!’ They committed terrible blasphemies. “But in your great mercy you did not abandon them to die in the wilderness. The pillar of cloud still led them forward by day, and the pillar of fire showed them the way through the night. You sent your good Spirit to instruct them, and you did not stop giving them manna from heaven or water for their thirst. For forty years you sustained them in the wilderness, and they lacked nothing. Their clothes did not wear out, and their feet did not swell!’

Why would we ever want to serve any other god besides the One true God of the Bible? He is all we need. Trust in Him to be your only source of wisdom and power.


Lord, I remove anything and everything that keeps me from serving You only. I trust in You for all things. Thank You for being so great to me.