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  • GiGi - 7 months ago
    For the letter "M" in our study of Who God is I choose:


    "O, LORD, our LORD, how excellent (majestic) is Your name in all the earth." Ps. 8:1,9

    "For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses to His majesty." 2 Peter 1:16-17

    God dwells in inaccessible light ( 1 Tim. 6:16). So how can we know Him or describe what He is. We cannot do so perfectly because there are aspects of God that we may never be able to know, understand, or comprehend. There will eternally be some things God will not reveal about Himself to us because of His transcendent nature. He is above and beyond, distinct and separate from His creation. He is more infinitely more unlike humans than He is similar. This is one aspect of His majesty, and one that is so very hard for us to find words to express His majesty truly. Because He is limitless and infinite and perfect in all of His ways-and because we are limited, finite, and lack the fullness of perfection that God possesses, even in our resurrected and glorious state, though sinless and brought to the fullness of perfect humanity (to the completion of what God willed), we will never be able to know God completely. But we will still be both satisfied and eternally seeking to discover Him more truly and fully.

    When we speak about the Majesty of God, it encompasses many aspects of Who He is essentially.

    It speaks to His awesome splendor, unconquerable authority, unsurpassing beauty, penultimate greatness, indominable power, absolute sovereignty, and His unchallengeable superiority. WOW! When we speak of God's glory, it is an umbrella term that encompasses all of these aspects of God's Being.

    His majesty is what we praise of Him. It evokes us to worship Him. It causes unbelievers to fear Him. It moves people to revere Him. It motivates us to serve Him.

    There is really so much to speak about concerning God's majesty. see pt. 2
  • GiGi - In Reply - 7 months ago
    Good Evening, I am getting back to posting on God's MAJESTY

    Pt. 2

    God is exalted far above all else by nature, not because we place him in this place of esteem.

    Gen. 14:22 attests that He is God Most High, as how Abraham, Isaac and Jacob knew him.

    Ps. 113:5 states that God is the One who is enthroned on high. No one put Him there by appointment. He did not ascend to this position. He has always occupied this place of highest sovereignty. Jesus, in His humiliation of becoming a man, is the only one who ascended to the highest place of God. Ph. 2:9

    He ascended back to the glory He always had with the Father prior to His incarnation. John 17:5

    There is nothing and no one greater than He and this is eternally so.

    Ps. 111:3 says that Glorious and majestic are God's deeds.

    Ps. 145: tells of the glorious splendor of His majesty.

    The Scriptures say that He is majestic in:

    power ( Ex. 15:6

    holiness ( Ex. 15:11)

    voice ( Job 37:4)

    deeds (111:3)

    beauty (Ez. 31:7)

    splendor ( 1Chr. 29:11)

    authority ( Jude 1:25)

    victory ( Ps. 45:4)

    in raiment (93:1)

    His majesty in incomparable (Ez. 31:3)

    2 Thes. 2:8 says that the enemies of God will be destroyed by the splendor of His coming.

    Neh. 9:5 says that He is exalted above all that could be praised.

    Ps. 92:10 says that God is exalted forever.

    Ps. 113:4 says God is exalted above the nations. Nothing rises above Him.

    Ps. 138:2 says God is exalted above ALL things.

    And who can pass up Isaiah's vision of the Lord upon His throne High and exalted! Is. 6:1 Read the way He is described here. Awesome!

    Micah 6:6 tells us to bow down before the exalted God.

    Let us have a high view of God, esteeming Him to be the best of all, pre-eminent in all things, the height of perfection, the One no one can supplant, the absolute sublimity of anything worthy and holy. His majesty surpasses all that any being can imagine or think. Even the angels do not know the full extent of His majesty, but cry Holy, holy.
  • GiGi - In Reply - 7 months ago

    Pt 3

    We should be mindful of our personal view of God and regularly check ourselves and ask questions such as:

    Do I esteem God above all else?

    Do I stand in awe of Him?

    Do I consider all of His majestic ways?

    Do I believe what He said when it is wrong to think that He is altogether UNlike us, being absolutely unique and unparalleled.

    Ex. 8:10; Job 9:3; 1 Kgs. 8:23; Is. 46:9

    Dominion and awe belong to God Job 25:2

    He is a great and awesome God Dt. 7:21

    Do I have high and lofty thoughts of God?

    Do I tremble because of His splendor and majesty?

    If the answer is no to these questions, then one should study what the Scriptures say about His majesty. In doing so, one will expand their view of Him and swell up with praise and honor to Him.

    So, in His pure Being, God is truly above and beyond all else. We worship a God that cannot be totally searched out. We can never exhaust the depths of His perfections.

    All these ideas speak to His transcendence-His Otherness in relation to his creatures and created things.

    But He is also majestic in His eminence-His nearness and involvement and relationship to His creatures.

    And the most majestic aspect of His eminence is the incarnation of Jesus.

    Heb. 1:3 Col. 1:15

    Jesus is the image of the invisible God-the exact representation of His Being, the brightness of the Father's glory, the express

    image of the person of the Father. Jesus, being God, humbled Himself by taking on humanity into His deity and glorified

    God in His perfect humanity as He does in His perfect deity. He brought the glory of God to mankind. He showed us the Father.

    John 10 explains this well.

    How blessed we are that God bent low for us in giving us His divine Son to show us the majesty of His grace and mercy in

    salvation in Christ.

    And in viewing the eminence of God in Christ, we can ask these questions.

    Do I value the coming of Jesus as the most important thing in all of history?

    Do I treat Jesus as the King He is?
  • GiGi - In Reply - 7 months ago
    I meant altogether like us.

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