He Deserves It

Happy Monday!

“Great is the Lord. And greatly to be praised. And his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise they works to another, and shall declare they mighty acts” (Psalm 145:3,4)

Praise God for this new week. This new day. This MONDAY. Here’s another does of Music Monday.

Exodus 34:29-35
“When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord30 When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him. 31 But Moses called to them; so Aaron and all the leaders of the community came back to him, and he spoke to them. 32 Afterward all the Israelites came near him, and he gave them all the commands the Lord had given him on Mount Sinai. 33 When Moses finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face. 34 But whenever he entered the Lord’s presence to speak with him, he removed the veil until he came out. And when he came out and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, 35 they saw that his face was radiant. Then Moses would put the veil back over his face until he went in to speak with the Lord.”

We know that all glory and honour belongs to our Lord but there are definitely times where our sinful nature often tries to grab all the glory and honour for ourselves. Sometimes we even give glory and honour to others instead of our loving Lord, like a friend, spouse, a job, etc. Today I’d like to remind us that the Lord is serious about his glory. “I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to an-other or my praise to idols” (Isaiah 42:8). The Lord tells us that he will not give his glory to anyone else and we must follow suit.

In the scripture above we read of Moses bringing back the two tablets of testimony from God to Israel for a second time. The first time Moses broke the tablets in anger and disgust and God’s people turned from God. They went on to worship the golden calf and acted as if they did not know God’s glory. Before Moses’ second visit he returns to Mt. Sinai to plead for God’s people. God listens and spares Israel. We read in verse 29 that the second time around Moses returns with his face glowing from seeing the glory of the Lord. This was not a normal glow, it could not be bought at Sephora or any other make-up shop it was the Lord’s glory. Although the leaders were afraid of what they saw Moses encourages them to seek this glory.

Today each one of us can go directly to God on our own. We seek the Lord’s glory directly. Our loving Lord graciously answers us and strengthens us. “I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame” (Psalm 34:4,5).

After all, he deserves our praise, glory and honour and he will repay us with a changed appearance as we wear God’s glory with the “brightness” of sins forgiven.

In our lives we do not always give all glory to our Lord. Many times we fail miserably. All around us are those who desperately try to steal all the glory for themselves, instead of veiling their “glow” they show it off to all forgetting it’s the Lord they should be glorifying through their lives. All glory belongs to our Lord! May we always know and show God’s glory. Amen.

This weeks song is You Deserve It by JJ. Hairston & Youthful Praise

Lyrics:
My hallelujah belongs to you (repeat)

Chorus: You deserve it (repeat)

All of the glory belongs to you (repeat)

Chorus: You deserve it (repeat)

Hallelujah
All the glory
All the honour
All the praise (repeat)

Chorus: You deserve it (repeat)

 

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