Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Acknowledging and Appreciating the Majest of God

"I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, And on Your wondrous works."
- Psalm 145:5

Just as the Psalmist stated, so we should do.  We need to spend time throughout the day thinking about the grand majesty of our Heavenly Father.  He is so mighty, powerful, wonderful and gracious, more so than we could ever fully comprehend during our life here on earth.  In our daily efforts to more accurately understand God (not that we can completely understand Him, though we can try) we need to spend time thinking about Him, His character traits, and the "wondrous works" He has done.

To help us understand the majesty of the Mighty One, let's look into the original Greek.
Strong's:  "splendor, glory, nobility, strength" and "often related to the appearance of an object that is beautiful and instills awe."
Wilson's:  "glory, honor, splendor, beauty, 'full of majesty', any good quality or endowment for which a person is admired, honored, and celebrated."

There are several verses throughout the Old Testament which speak of the majesty of God.  Here are a few I would like us to look at as we meditate on the majesty of our Creator.
  • I Chronicles 29:11 - "Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and You are exalted as head over all." 
  • Job 37:22 - "He comes from the north as golden splendor; With God is awesome majesty."
  • Psalm 29:4 - "The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty."
  • Psalm 45:3 - "Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O Mighty One, with Your glory and Your majesty."
  • Psalm 93:1 - "The LORD reigns, He is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed, He has girded Himself with strength.  Surely the world is established, so that it cannot be moved."
  • Psalm 96:6 - "Honor and majesty are before Him; Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary."
  • Psalm 104:1 - "Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, You are very great:  You are clothed with honor and majesty."
Like these writers, we should acknowledge and appreciate the wonderful majesty of our Mighty God.

"To God our Savior, Who alone is wise,
Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power,
Both now and forever. Amen."
- Jude 25 -

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