November 20

Psalm 93

“The Lord is king, he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed, he is girded with strength. He has established the world; it shall never be moved;” vs. 1

As the psalmist searched for ways to describe the power and majesty of the Lord he ended up using the word “king.” It meant something different in those days than it does now. For us it simply designates the head of the royal family in those few countries that still have monarchies. Such persons are generally rich but rarely wield any power. In the psalmist’s day kings were the most powerful people on earth, sometimes ruthless, but always operating from a position of strength. Multiply that a thousand times, so thought the psalmist, and you have a glimpse of what God is like. Even though we might think such human efforts to describe God are insufficient we will have to agree that God is greater than we can even begin to understand. This transcendent power defies our imagination and taxes our meager vocabularies…there is just no way to put God into words! That’s why the Word that God spoke to us in Jesus is so precious. In that Word we are reminded that the immutable, omnipotent God has enormous love for the creation and for us. That means that on the days when we despair of ever figuring out God we can at least give thanks and praise for Jesus. He is the Word from God, our Savior and our Lord…and we really don’t need anything else!

Thought for the Day: My favorite way of describing the majesty of God.

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