Thursday, 20 October 2016

With God is awesome majesty

He comes from the north as golden splendour; With God is awesome majesty. As for the Almighty, we cannot find Him; He is excellent in power, In judgment and abundant justice; He does not oppress. Therefore men fear Him; He shows no partiality to any who are wise of heart." - Job 37:22-24

‘Majesty’ is a great word. It is really, well, majestic isn’t it. But in all of its majesty it can be difficult to really grasp what that means. We know that kings and queens can be referred to as ‘your majesty’ and we kind of get it, but what does it mean?

There are a lot of words included with what majesty is. The Hebrew word used here is also translated beauty, excellence, honour, goodliness, and glory.

I think we get an idea with those words. Our God is beautiful in His holiness. He is excellent in every way. He is honourable and good and full of glory. In all of those ways and more he is beyond our understanding.

Do we see the majesty of God on the dark days? Sure, it is easy to see him in his majesty when things are going along swimmingly. We are very aware of his majesty then.

The test comes when His remembering His majesty when life gets rotten and He seems distant.

When that happens it is incumbent on us to look past the troubles to see the majesty of a God who is in our side. 

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