…And in His temple everyone says, “Glory!” Psalm 29:9 NKJV
I love reading through the Psalms. The last few weeks, Psalm 29 has really been speaking to me. So much of it declares who God is and speaks of His power and majesty. The imagery could take your breath away.
2 Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name;
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
3 The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
The God of glory thunders;
The Lord is over many waters.
4 The voice of the Lord is powerful;
The voice of the Lord is full of majesty. – Psalm 29:2-4 NKJV
Can you see the fierce beauty described in this passage? And verse two – to know the beauty of his holiness! As the passage continues it focuses on two main things: God’s holiness and his majesty. The word used for “majesty” in Hebrew is hadar [Strongs H1926] which can also mean glory and honor.
As the passage continues it says in verse 9, “in His temple everyone says ‘Glory!'”
That right there is the response to recognizing who God is and seeing His beauty, holiness, and majesty. The last two verses you will not want to miss:
10 The Lord sat enthroned at the Flood,
And the Lord sits as King forever.
11 The Lord will give strength to His people;
The Lord will bless His people with peace.
Once again, the psalm boasts of the Lord’s omnipotence, then it states what He gives – strength and peace.
When you recognize who God is, when you see Him in the beauty of His holiness, it transforms you. To see Him, to know Him, leaves me awestruck. What is it about Him that brings you to a place where your only heart-response is “GLORY!”?
I love to be in His presence. But the presence is only a prelude to the glory. Don’t think you’ve arrived. Even having tasted, there is a cry in my heart for His glory. I am tired of just living life. I want to experience the fullness of living in the glory. I want to know Him more.
Is this the cry of your heart? Do you want to know the beauty of His holiness?
What leaves you awestruck about Him?
What about our Holy and Majestic and Glorious God calls for you to respond, “GLORY!”?
It is a humbling place to be, and a beautiful place to reside. In this place He gives strength and peace – this is the fruit of being confident in who He is. Do you know Him?