“In the beginning was God” (Gen 1:1; Jn 1:1-3). He always has existed, and was not created like everything else in the universe, and actually by His surpassing power created it all (Eph 3:9; Col 1:16; Heb 1:2, 11:3). He is above everything, and because He knows everything (omniscience), is all powerful (omnipotent), and present everywhere (omnipresent) is able to do more than we ask or imagine (Jn 3:31; Eph 3:20).

He rightly declared, “I am God and there is no other, there is no one like me…I am Lord” and so we are to worship Him only, the one Supreme Being over all of creation, with salvation found in Him alone (Ex 20:3,4; Ps 97:9, 103:19; Isa 46:9; Act 4:12). Because Jesus died to purchase our salvation for us God has exalted Him to the highest place,

Do I acknowledge the superiority of Christ over all?

and this will result in the earth being filled with the knowledge of the Lord’s glory (Hab 2:14; Phil 2:6-11). In everything His power and superiority is far above all (Eph 1:19-21; Col 1:18).

John the Baptist said Jesus was more powerful than he was, consequently, “He [Jesus] must increase and I decrease” (Mt 3:11). As ‘children of God’
we should adopt the same attitude, making Him Lord by giving Him the place in our lives far above all else.

See also: Lord/Lordship, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, supremacy of Christ.