From Pastor’s Desk:
For this reason You are great, O Lord God; for there is none like You, and there is no God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 2 Samuel 7:22 (NASB)
We are told that for everything there is a reason. חֶשְׁבּוֹן cheshbôn (khesh-bone’) is the Hebrew word, meaning, contrivance; by implication intelligence: – account, device, reason.
Could we say that reason, or intelligence is gathered, or contrived, to arrive at a conclusion of evidence in any given action/reaction? In David’s prayer of gratitude (2 Samuel 7:18-29) he shows that in his life there is enough evidence contrived to arrive at an intelligent conclusion that God is great, and there is none like Him. He not only had heard it with his own ears, but had lived a life comprised of situations in which he trusted God, and God alone, and God had come through each time and proven Himself to be great.
Think retroactively and I’m sure you will see the times when God proved Himself great to you. Then you too, along with David, can declare that “You are great, O Lord God; for there is none like You, and there is no God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears.”