Thursday, June 19, 2008

Wonderment and Awe

Thursday, June 19

Wonderment and Awe

God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be held in reverence by all those around Him.
Psalm 89:7

Recommended Reading
Psalm 93

Every week, thousands of worshippers flock into the great cathedrals of Europe to feel a sense of the majesty of the architecture—the high ceilings, massive pillars, stained windows, and reverberating sounds. The ancient builders wanted to inspire us with a sense of the majesty of worship, and they designed their cathedrals with that in mind.

Every week, thousands of visitors flock to the National Parks of America for the same reason. We're awestruck by the vast desolation of Big Bend, the immensity of Grand Canyon, and the sheer cliffs and plunging waterfalls of Yosemite. The towering peaks of the Tetons and Rockies are a wonderment. The human heart is hungry for a sense of God's majesty.

Yes, we are God's friends who, in prayer, can call Him, "Abba, Father" (Romans 8:15); but He is also clothed with majesty and girded with strength (Psalm 93). Our worship should be warm and personal, but we shouldn't forget the awe and reverence due His name.

Let's meditate on the "majesty" passages of Scripture and sing the old hymns that uphold the Lord's greatness. Remember that bowing before Him in fear and reverence is an important part of worship.

It is always true that an encounter with God brings wonderment and awe.
A. W. Tozer

Psalm 90:1 - 95:11


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