The Attributes of God Devotional - God is Majestic
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
The breathtaking sight of created wonders such as the Grand Canyon, or the vast beauty of space, inspires profound awe. In the presence of such majestic beauty, we are stunned by the incomprehensibly great, creative power of God, who spoke all creation into existence from nothing.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon
and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are
mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? -- Psalm 8:3-4
Surely the Creator of all that is majestic is Himself majestic in transcendent glory and splendor. In perfect unity and simplicity, He is majestic in omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, self-existence, sovereignty, infinitude, eternality, perfect holiness, and more.
We see God’s Majesty through another lens, not consisting of mountains and seas but of something closer and more personally relatable – namely, kings and kingdoms in all their temporal splendor.
Yet, however regal, powerful, and exalted human kings and queens may be, they are at best fallible, sinful creatures who live and reign at God’s pleasure, and only for a short while. Even the greatest of kingdoms rise and fall.
The divine, eternal King of Kings has also risen, but neither He nor His Kingdom will ever fall! Perfect in every way, He is sovereign over all others, forever infallible, faithful and true. His glory is hardly confined to royal courts, though the Apostle John saw visions of His royal splendor:
… the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
“Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they existed and were created.”
-- Revelation 4:10-11
Jesus Christ the True is forever our worthy and exalted King of Kings. Whatever our circumstances, let us approach His Divine Majesty with the awe and adoration that is rightfully due Him, and with humble hearts in response to His graceful, merciful invitation.
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