Post by Chaplain Elizabeth on Oct 11, 2015 12:23:53 GMT -5
Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth.— Psalm 96:9 (NIV)
Thoughts on Today's Verse...
Don't you really appreciate the phrase "the splendor of his holiness" and long to behold that splendor? It conjures up reminders of Isaiah's encounter with God in Isaiah 6 or John's vision of Jesus in Revelation 1. God's essence — known in the Old Testament as his glory and his holiness — can be described only as splendorous! Our only fitting response is to join the angels of Isaiah 6 and the twenty-four elders around the throne in Revelation and worship God and cry, "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty. The whole earth is full of his glory."
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.