Psalm 95:3, “For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.”  Let’s compare this verse with a few other verses that speak of the Lord’s greatness.

Isaiah 42:8, “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”

Revelation 19:16, “And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

Isaiah 44:6, “Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.”

That’s why we are exhorted in Psalm 95:1-2, “O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.”  God is indeed great and is worthy of thanksgiving, praise, adoration, praise, etc. 

To say that God is “a great King above all gods” doesn’t mean that the Lord is a great ruler of all other gods, as if they had a real existence, but that He is king or ruler far above all that were worshipped as gods.  Certainly, we realize that in the world there are many, many false gods.  There are many more false gods that the entities that are called god (i.e. Muhammad, Buddha, etc.).  Anything or anyone that we place above god, becomes a god to us.  I suppose the false god that we worship the most is ourselves.  When we place our wants, our desires, our pleasures above everything…we become a god unto ourselves.  We serve and honor ourselves!  That is why it is vital to be humbled so that we might take our rightful place and give the Lord His rightful place.  We are instructed in 1 Peter 5:6, “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.”  The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 16:24, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” 

Consider the debilitating effects of worshiping a false god or idol in Psalm 115:4-8, “Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat. THEY THAT MAKE THEM ARE LIKE UNTO THEM; so is every one that trusteth in them.”  To worship a false god or idol is certain death! 

It is the ONE true God that loves us and longs for us to love Him.  It is the ONE true God that we must answer to.  We learn in Hebrews 4:13, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.”  We read His own words in Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”  (375.4)