Monday, February 10, 2014
Read: Psalm 8
“O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.” (Psalms 8:1 KJV)
A Christian couple had the privilege of spending two weeks in Cairo, Egypt. The place where they stayed was across the street from an Islamic mosque. At noon on Friday, the holy day of the week for Muslims, men came flocking to the mosque. Some went inside, while others stayed outside, stopping traffic on the street. Each person spread a small mat in front of him, knelt on it, and for at least an hour kept bowing down to worship Allah.
It made the couple sad to when they compared and reasoned that most Christians do not have this sense of awe that these men felt for Allah whom they had come to worship. It made them think of the words of Psalm 8: “LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”
It also made me wonder whether we have that sense of awe in our worship of the Lord. Do we grasp something of what Psalm 8 says about the majesty of God? Do we understand the words of Isaiah 6:3: “Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory”? Do we worship this awesome God without embarrassment or apology? He is our Father through the Lord Jesus, but he is also the God who reigns in splendour.
Prayer: Lord God, help us to understand something about the majesty of your name, and make us willing to acknowledge your greatness without embarrassment. Because of Jesus, Amen.
PEACE ON EARTH!
(From ‘The Voice of Christ Today, 2014 Edition’ Daily Inspiration for Personal and Family Devotion, Page 47. A publication of The World International Sacred Peace Movement, Grouped Soul)