The majesty of God

24 01 2011

“Go into the rocks, hide in the ground from the fearful presence of the LORD
and the splendor of his majesty! The eyes of the arrogant will be humbled
and human pride brought low; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.” (Isaiah 2:10-11)

 

This month, I have started reading Isaiah during my personal devotion time. I have never read through the entire book, yet I love many of the verses that come from it, as evidenced by my many blog posts stemming from them. Isaiah was an old testament prophet who predicted doom for the nation of Israel due to its sinful nature, but then also predicted a later restoration and the coming of Christ. The first 39 chapters predict the downfall of Israel and currently I am in chapter 2. Much of what is said about the sins of Israel is still true today in each of our own lives. Just as Israel needed a savior, so do we. We tend to think that “people back then” had it so much easier, that they didn’t have the temptations and problems we do. And we could not be more wrong. Just as we are materialistic, so were they. Just as we are tempted in addictions and worries and control , so were they.Just as we are prideful, clearly so were they.

 

When I think about God, many times the first characteristics that come to mind are loving, mercy, grace, forgiveness. But what about power? strength? majesty? These are all characteristics of His too! I can not imagine what it would be like to meet God face-to-face, His glory and majesty is unlike anything that we can ever imagine. Isaiah tells people to get down, to hide behind rocks because his majesty is so awe-inspiring and powerful that we cannot stand. It is so great that he even describes it as “fearful.” I don’t think this word fearful means terrifying, like a monster, but more like vastly immense, so that instead of standing we should be down on our face in reverence to Him.

 

But even though Isaiah warns that we should humble ourselves before God and His majesty, we still many times don’t do this. We are still arrogant, still boastful, still thinking we can do it better than God. We believe these lies and fall into these traps which will eventually cause us serious harm. If we do not humble ourselves, God has every right to do it for us. Because in the end, God is allmighty and He alone deserves all the glory and praise.

 

In His love,

Stacey

 

 

 

 

 

 

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