Majestic

God is not like us. Though He described Himself to us in human ways throughout Scripture, we do well to remember that He is beyond our understanding. A likely reason we don’t, within the modern Church, give Him the reverence and worship He is due is because we forgot that we were created in His image, not He in ours. 

“Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?  – Exodus 15:11, ESV

Part of revival is the clear realization that God is not like us. He is perfect. He is holy. He is all powerful. He is all knowing. He is to be feared as well as loved. He is to be worshiped and glorified. He is to be exalted. 

That’s what Moses was doing here. The Lord had just delivered the Israelites from the pursuing Egyptian army. They had just seen God deliver a miracle, holding up the water of the Red Sea, allowing His people to cross. Only God could do that. Moses recognized that and praised Him accordingly. 

God continues to work in this world. He continues to demonstrate to His people that He is worthy of worship. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords and the definition of majestic. Not only is He majestic, He is majestic in holiness. He is set apart. He is unlike us. This is good. 

Imagine if He were like us. Imagine if He could be swayed from His plan of redemption. Think about the implications of God having moments of weakness and acting against His nature. What if He could fall prey to whim like we can?

Praise God that He is not like us and that He does not sway, does not suffer moments of weakness, and does not act on a whim. Thank God that He is so unlike us. He is majestic, majestic in holiness. Let us not forget that this is the God we serve and love. And let us worship continually in His majesty. 

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