God's people first. Scripture, reflection and prayer.
A prophecy: The word of the LORD to Israel through Malachi. “I have loved you,” says the LORD. “But you ask, ‘How have you loved us?’ “Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the LORD. “Yet I have loved Jacob, but Esau I have hated, and I have turned his hill country into a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals.” Edom may say, “Though we have been crushed, we will rebuild the ruins.” But this is what the LORD Almighty says: “They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called the Wicked Land, a people always under the wrath of the LORD. You will see it with your own eyes and say, ‘Great is the LORD—even beyond the borders of Israel!’
Reflection. Powerful stuff. Who would want to be Edom? Yet, there is a takeaway for us today: God's power and authority stretches beyond te boundaries of the Promised Land. "You will see it with your own eyes."
When we see God at work around us, do we declare, "Great is the LORD"? When we know the Holy Spirit has helped us, do we shout "Great is the LORD"? When we remember all Jesus has done for us, do we affirm, "Great is the LORD"?
Prayer. Shout it out. Declare with gusto. Affirm from your heart...GREAT IS THE LORD!