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Most High

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We can try to prioritize our lives and put other things higher than God, but He will always be higher; He alone can be called Most High.

The following is an excerpt from one of the devotionals found in the new Advanced Level curriculum, MTN. To find out more about this material, download a full sample lesson, or to place an order, visit GEMS online store.

Acrophobia is defined as a pathological fear of heights. I don’t have that. In fact, I think I have the opposite of that. I love heights. I love being up high. I grew up on a farm with one brother and five male cousins, and I can out climb all of them. I climbed trees, I climbed on roofs, I climbed fences, I climbed poles: I did whatever I could to be as high as I could.

Recently, on my first visit to New York City, I rushed out of the subway station and scanned the skyline. I quickly found the Empire State Building and was excited to make my way to the top – to be as high as I could be.

Yet, despite the freedom and thrill I feel when I’m up high, I’m often very aware of what it feels like to be low. It seems that, no matter how hard I try, I always end up falling.

And while it is true that I have physically fallen (out of trees and otherwise), I have also been emotionally low. I’ve been sad and lonely, I’ve been confused, I’ve been angry, I’ve been deceptive, I’ve been prideful, I’ve been mean. I have discovered over and over in my life that, no matter how much I like being up high, I always end up contacting the ground again in one way or another. I always fall.

Genesis 14:19 is the first instance of many throughout the Bible in which God is referred to as Most High. God never stumbles, He never falls, He’s never prideful or mean. He’s not a just-above-the-tree lines God, a sometimes high God, or a not-so-high God, He is God Most High. Most High. Think about that. He is higher than anyone or anything: higher than our minds can even imagine. He has more power, more might, and more majesty than we can possibly conceive. God is Most High.

I can try to prioritize my life and put other things higher than God. I can act like my friends, my new clothes, or even my own opinions are more important than God, but He will always be higher; He alone can be called Most High.

  1. I am thankful that God is Most High because…
  2. When I think of God as Most High, one question I have is…

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