May 10, 2022 – Psalm 47 – Glory!

Today we will read Psalm 47:

1 Clap your hands, all you peoples;
shout to God with loud songs of joy.
2 For the Lord, the Most High, is awesome,
a great king over all the earth.
3 He subdued peoples under us
and nations under our feet.
4 He chose our heritage for us,
the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah
5 God has gone up with a shout,
the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.
6 Sing praises to God, sing praises;
sing praises to our King, sing praises.
7 For God is the king of all the earth;
sing praises with a psalm.
8 God is king over the nations;
God sits on his holy throne.
9 The princes of the peoples gather
as the people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
he is highly exalted.

Glory!  That’s what this Psalm makes me think about. Glory!  God’s glory.  This Psalm reminds us exactly who God is. He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and all the earth bows to His glory. 

I think one of the great blessings of our faith is the familiarity of Jesus.  In Jesus, God becomes human, walks with us, talks with us, and cares for us. He becomes approachable, He becomes the God that we can in our own ways, understand. As Colossians tells us, He is the visible image of the inviable God.  We can know this great love.

That is beautiful, and that is powerful. That is life-changing.

However, we can forget the grandeur and power and glory of God. We can forget just how great and awesome He is.  We can forget that heaven is His throne, and the earth is His footstool. 

He is a great king, above all kings.  He is highly worshiped and highly praised.

He is worthy of worship, not because of anything that He had done, He is worthy of worship because He IS!  He is powerful and strong and mighty.

He is God, God alone!  Glory.

Today, take time to remember that, remember who He is, His power, His glory, His might, His strength.

He is God. Glory!

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