Holy Lord, I bow before You in worship now, amazed at who You are and all You’ve done.
Read Psalm 99:1-9
 The LORD reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake.  Great is the LORD in Zion; he is exalted over all the nations.  Let them praise your great and awesome name- he is holy.  The King is mighty, he loves justice- you have established equity; in Jacob you have done what is just and right.  Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy.  Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel was among those who called on his name; they called on the LORD and he answered them.  He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud; they kept his statutes and the decrees he gave them.  O LORD our God, you answered them; you were to Israel a forgiving God, though you punished their misdeeds.  Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the LORD our God is holy. Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. All rights reserved throughout the world. Used by permission of International Bible Society.
ReflectWhat characteristic of the Lord is repeated here?
What an amazing God we serve! The same King who sits on a throne, surrounded by angels, chooses sinners such as Moses and Aaron to do his work. Not only does he use them, but they call on his name and he answers.
The God we put our trust in has the power to make the nations tremble and the earth shake, yet uses the sinners of Israel in his service when he could easily do the work himself. He is the one true King, whose majesty knows no bounds.
Do we see him as the King he is? We can so easily see Jesus as our loving friend, but how often do we recognize that he is the one to whom all will some day bow down? Earthly leaders have no power apart from that which God has given them.
Queen Victoria was reported to have exclaimed to a preacher after a service at Canterbury Cathedral, “Oh, how I wish that the Lord would come during my lifetime, because I should so love to lay my crown at his feet!”
Praise the wonder of a King who served his people, and in doing so, declare his glory over everything.
Mighty Lord, You are so awesome and wonderful. I pray that my heart will always readily give You my praise.
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