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In the Splendor of His Holiness

October 16, 2016

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In the Splendor  of His Holiness

The LORD  is set apart  from all  of us  in more ways  than we can ever imagine.     He is set apart  because He is sinless  —  He is the one-and-only almighty  —  He created all things  —  in His loving mercy,  He gives us salvation  through faith  in Jesus alone  —  He knows all things  —  He is present everywhere  —  He is everyone’s Judge  —  and this list could go on endlessly.

Because  of all that He is  —  and because  our every breath  is in His hands,  we rightly worship,  honor,  and praise Him.     That is why the psalmist wrote  in Psalm 96:7-10,

Ascribe  to the LORD,  all you families  of nations,
Ascribe  to the LORD  glory  and strength.
Ascribe  to the LORD  the glory due  His name;
Bring an offering  and come  into His courts. 

Worship  the LORD  in the splendor  of His holiness;
Tremble  before Him,  all the earth.   

Say  among the nations,  “The LORD reigns.
The world  is firmly established,  it cannot be moved;
He will judge  the peoples  with equity.”

When we  “worship the LORD  in the splendor  of His holiness,  we are worshiping Him  “in the splendor”  —  the marvelous,  beautiful,  most holy wonder  —  of His having made us  truly holy  in His sight  through the forgiveness  of all our sins  for Jesus’ sake.

We cannot ever  make ourselves holy,  no matter how hard we try.     Only the LORD  can bestow  on us  “the splendor  of His holiness”.      Because God mercifully  washes away  all the sins  of every repentant believer,  we gratefully  “worship” Him,  and  “ascribe”  to Him  all the glories “due His name”.     The LORD  is holy  and He makes us holy  through faith  in Jesus’ sacrifice  on the cross.

Realizing  the eternal riches  of God’s forgiveness,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  as forgiven sinners,  how very glad we are  that You alone reign  over all things  in holiness.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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