Friday, December 11, 2009

Declare His Glory

24 Declare His glory among the nations,
His wonders among all peoples.

25 For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised;
He is also to be feared above all gods.

26 For all the gods of the peoples are idols,
But the LORD made the heavens.

Honor and majesty are before Him;
Strength and gladness are in His place.

28 Give to the LORD, O families of the peoples,
Give to the LORD glory and strength.

29 Give to the LORD the glory due His name;
Bring an offering, and come before Him.
Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness!

(1 Chronicles 16:24-29, New King James Version)

Declare His Glory

In 1 Chronicles 16 we note that the Israelites have gone through a rather tumultuous time. During the last battle of King Saul, the Philippines stole the Ark of the Covenant. Now, several years later, David, King of Israel, is bringing the Ark back to the people. In the middle of His joyous celebrating David is compelled to write the words of the Psalm shown above.

This would be a good Bible passage to memorize and meditate upon. Who is this God we serve? Is He just another God among all of the gods of the world? Is He the God that Christians worship just like other nations bow to their own gods? No, He is not! He is God of all Gods, and Lord of all Lords, the Creator of Heaven and earth!

For all the gods of the peoples are idols,
But the LORD made the heavens.

Let us, by the grace of God, declare His glory among the nations. Let us live and serve God in view of all those around us, that God's grace might be spread among those we meet each day. That is why we are here on earth; we remain here as long as the Lord has work for us to do.

How would our day be different if we lived this day, and every day hereafter giving glory to His name, and worshiping the Lord in the beauty of holiness? Only by the grace of God is that possible, but, oh, what a difference it would make in our lives and the lives of those around us.

Give to the Lord glory and strength!

God Bless You,

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