September 17, 2021

The LORD reigns; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake! The LORD is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples. Let them praise your great and awesome name! Holy is he! The King in his might loves justice. You have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob. Exalt the LORD our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he! Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel also was among those who called upon his name. They called to the LORD, and he answered them.
In the pillar of the cloud he spoke to them; they kept his testimonies and the statute that he gave them.
O LORD our God, you answered them; you were a forgiving God to them, but an avenger of their wrongdoings. Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the LORD our God is holy! (Psalm 99)
What word would you use to describe our Lord best? Would it be love? He is a loving Father. Would it be truth? He is most definitely truthful. Would it be omnipotent (all-powerful)? Yes, our Lord is all-powerful and in control of all things. So what would your word be?
As we read (Psalm 99) this morning, we see the angels speak a word continuously; that word is holy. “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts” (Isaiah 6:3) tells us. Therefore, our God is worthy to be praised and worshiped because He is holy – He is pure, morally perfect, and set apart.
That said, our Lord wants His people to be holy like He is holy. “Be holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16) tells us. Therefore, we cannot “worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness” (Psalm 96:9) tells us if we know sin in our hearts. Instead, we must get right with Him through confession and repentance, so we can genuinely worship holy God in holiness.
When our sins are confessed and out from the shadows and under His blood, then we can have great confidence as we pray. Prayer then becomes to us not a waste of time because God answers prayer.
Friends, are you facing tough times right now? Does life seem to be caving in all around you? Would you cry out to the Holy One from a repentant heart? Obey the Lord and get yourself back on blessings’ ground. God promises to do business with those who mean business. Would you pray with me?
Lord God, my sins are many, and they have left many wounds. I have sinned against You, but I have also sinned against my fellow man. I have not loved Your Words and Commandments as I should. Lord, I ask that You reach out with Your healing hand and touch me. Take away all sins and all their effects from my whole being, that I may uphold Your image in my life. Forgive me my trespasses, that I may learn to forgive others. Amen.

God Bless and have a Blessed Day, Friends <><

 

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