Can Do Nothing But Exalt // Monday, October 27
Posted: Monday, October 27
Verse of the day:
The Lord is king! Let the nations tremble! He sits on his throne between the cherubim. Let the whole earth quake! The Lord sits in majesty in Jerusalem, exalted above all the nations. Let them praise your great and awesome name. Your name is holy! ((Psalm 99:1-3)
What does it mean that God is holy? The 1st stanza of Psalm 99, which was written as a song, (verses 1 to 3) tells us that the Lord reigns, He dwells between the cherubim, and He is high above all the peoples. In the second stanza we find that the King loves justice, he has established equity, and He has executed justice.
Stanza 3 recounts God's faithfulness to Moses, Aaron, and Samuel. They called upon Him and He answered them. Therefore we know that when we call upon Him, He will answer us. Stanza 4 returns to the theme of God's holiness. He is to us the God-who-forgives.
So, again, what does it mean that God is holy? When you read this Psalm you are faced with the clear evidences of what that holiness means. In the face of this holiness, we can do nothing but exalt the Lord our God.
When thinking about this psalm, pray today that you will think of the holiness of God and what it means to you, causing you to exalt the Lord our God.
Pastor Ken Beach // Creative Arts & Executive Pastor