Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. 1 Chronicles 29:11
Can you imagine if you substituted “O Lord” with the name of someone famous, a politician, or even yours? Imagine if the scripture above contained the following substitution:
“Yours, Harry Mudd, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, Harry Mudd, and you are exalted as head above all.“
Who the heck is Harry Mudd?
Harcourt “Harry” Fenton Mudd is a space criminal and con artist who found a planet inhabited by androids. He exploits the androids who soon treat him like a god; he renamed the world after himself; “Mudd.” Harry sent an android to highjack a starship, and the android “succeeded” in delivering the crew of the USS Enterprise. Needless to say, the whole thing backfires.
Isn’t it silly to think that we could put a human being in the place of the Lord in this scripture? Yet, many of us have tried to insert our name into this scripture without even realizing it. We try to be great and powerful and glorious. We want to win and be at the top of the heap. We think we are masters of the universe and expect exaltation for our achievements.
There is only ONE who can fill these shoes, for he is Creator, Savior, and Inspirer. He is “42,” and we are not!