Enthroned in Splendor – Worthy of reverence and awe

As we worship God with reverence and awe we will be more impressed with His greatness than with the challenges that confront us . We will be consumed with the desire to advance His cause regardless of the cost to us.

This devotional is part of the series “Portraits of His Majesty”. It is inspired by the song “You are God Evermore”

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You are God, Evermore

Enthroned in splendor

The dominion is Yours

You are God, Evermore

From now on I’ll worship

Submit to your Lordship

Evermore

 

You are God,  Evermore

It’s such an honour to know You

And be called by Your name

You are God, Evermore

From now on I’ll serve You

Advancing your Kingdom

Evermore 

Bridge

You are the King of Kings

Master of Everything

That’s why I praise You

That’s why I praise You

You’re a consuming fire

Revealing our hearts desire

That’s why we must fear You

That’s why we must fear You

 

You are God, Evermore

Enthroned in splendor

The dominion is yours

You are God, Evermore

From now on I’ll worship

Submit to your Lordship

Evermore

Words and Music by Christiana Kanaiya. Copyright 2017. Kairos Productions Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Enthroned in Splendor 

Scripture reading:

“All your works praise You, Lord  Your faithful people extol You. They tell of the glory of Your kingdom and speak of Your might, so that all people may know of Your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of Your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is trustworthy in all He promises and faithful in all He does.”Psalm 145:10-13 (NIV).

When I gather together with other Christians for a time of worship, be it in church or in a small group,  I wonder whether an onlooker realizes and recognizes that we worship a God of splendor?

Even if onlookers can tell that we worship a God of splendor, would it make any difference? Is it important that we know what kind of worship pleases God?

I am not talking about the building we gather in because God has told us that no building could ever match His glory and greatness  (Isaiah 66:1-2). Rather I am talking about our attitude.

Worship with Reverence and Awe

Hebrews 12:28 tells us that the kind of worship that pleases God is worship with holy fear and awe.  “Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe.” (NLT) Heb 12:28. Other verses translate holy fear as reverence.

Reverence meansRespect and esteem shown to another. It implies profound respect mingled with love, devotion, or awe.” (Source: Websters Dictionary). Reverence is due to Him, for He is the supreme authority, now and forever.  When we revere Him more than people, our choices will be free of political correctness. Mindful that we ambassadors of His kingdom, we will be keen to represent Him and His values accurately and without apology.

Awe means “An emotion variously combining dread, veneration, and wonder that is inspired by authority or by the sacred or sublime.” (Source: Websters Dictionary). Awe is the fitting response to One who is eternally enthroned in splendor and unrivaled in every aspect of His being.

Our attitude should always be one of profound respect and wonder. And as we worship Him in this way, we will be more impressed by the greatness of God than by the challenges that confronts us. We will also be quick to obey Him – we will be consumed with the desire to  advance His cause on earth regardless of the cost to us.

 

 

 

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