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Weekly Word- Clothed in Splendor

Clothed in Majesty- Psalm 93
 
Psalm 93
 1 The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty;
       the LORD is robed in majesty
       and is armed with strength.
       The world is firmly established;
       it cannot be moved.  

 

2 Your throne was established long ago;
       you are from all eternity.  3 The seas have lifted up, O LORD,
       the seas have lifted up their voice;
       the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.  

 

4 Mightier than the thunder of the great waters,
       mightier than the breakers of the sea-
       the LORD on high is mighty.  

 

5 Your statutes stand firm;
       holiness adorns your house
       for endless days, O LORD.

Diverting from Hebrews this time . . .
 

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I love this Psalm.  It’s so profound.  It declares the majesty of our God:  mighty, robed in majesty, with His throne firmly established above and beyond everything we know.  Everything that is mighty will pass away, but not Him or His Throne. 
 
And what will stand?  What will last forever?  Look at verse 5.
 
1.  His “statutes”:  The Word. 
What He has said.  It will remain FOREVER!  Can you think of a better reason to give yourself to devouring it, building every part of your life upon it and allow it to transform the way you think (Romans 12:1-2)??  To the extent that we neglect the Word, we are robbing ourselves in Eternity.  All the other stuff will fade away.  Don’t give yourself only to temporary things.   
 
2.  Holiness in His house. 
What is the overarching feature of God’s dwelling place?  HOLINESS!  What is holiness?  It is the reflection of His beauty, glory and goodness.  We who belong to Him and are made to dwell with Him, should have a growing love for this holiness.  Please discard the notion that holiness is the harsh obedience and self-denial of any kind of happiness, which some have made it to be.  It is about the highest highs and the most glorious of glories; it is the completely “other than” nature of God.  He is beyond compare and without measure in all of His splendor.  He is holy.  We will dwell with the Holy forever!  So, it is good for us to have a fondness for this holiness.   
 
But, of it?  Well, WE are being built into His dwelling place, where He will live (I Peter 2:4-6)!!  We are the temple where He dwells (I Corinthians 6:14)!  Holiness should become the nature, and the very character that WE wear!  It is His very image being formed in us.  Choose to love holiness today and ask God to form His image in you, that you, as his house, would be “adorned” with holiness.   
 
-Jessie 
 
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About Jessie

Lover of God. Husband. Dad. Director of the Furnace at Michigan State University.

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