When you think about God, what are the adjectives that come to your mind? What are His attributes that remind you of His splendor and His magnificence? He is not a god made by human hands or designed in the mind of man. The Psalms often help us discover these descriptive words. For example, in Psalm 145 David speaks eloquently about his God, the King. He reminds us of “the glorious splendor of His majesty” along with His “abundant goodness and righteousness” and “the glory of His kingdom”. While not ignoring God’s attributes of compassion, patience, faithfulness, and love, He combines them with a glimpse into His unlimited sovereignty and grandeur.
Think about it for a few minutes. God tells us in the Bible that He has no beginning and no end. He is omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent. He is the creator and sustainer of all of creation. Where do you and I see the unlimited resources of God more clearly than in the visible evidence in the world around us and in the unfolding story of His love for mankind? Where do we experience His glory and His majesty more personally than in believing that He came to this earth to give His life for our sakes so that we can experience God’s forgiveness, know His presence and power in this life, and then live with Him for eternity?
Both the “glory” and the “majesty” of God are words that help us express the “God-ness of who God is”. As C.S. Lewis said, “We were made to enjoy God (to find our delight and joy in Him) with overflowing praise.” Will you join David as he said, “O LORD, the God of our ancestor Israel, may You be praised forever and ever! Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours, O LORD, and this is Your kingdom. We adore You as the One who is over all things.” (I Chronicles 29: 10 – 11I)