Worship Devotion June 6th, 2021
Worship is a response to the revelation of Jesus Christ through his word. This is an opportunity to take some time to look at a passage of scripture and how the songs we will sing this Sunday are a response to that truth. The songs will be linked below but, you can also listen to them on our Spotify Playlist.
The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty;
the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt.
Yes the world is established; it shall never be moved.
Your throne is established from of old;
You are from everlasting
The floods have lifted up, O Lord,
The floods have lifted up their voice; The floods lift up their roaring,
Mightier than the thunders of many waters,
Mightier than the waves of the sea,
the Lord on high is mighty!
Your decrees are very trustworthy;
Holiness befits your house, O Lord, forevermore
Praise the Lord! He reigns in majesty!
I See the Lord
v. 1-2 “The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting.”
The Lord reigns! The psalmist is praising God because He is robed in majesty. He’s “seated upon the throne”. The song, I See the Lord, is a song of ascription. It’s a song that is praising God for who he is: “God who is three in one”, “Forever glorified, exalted and lifted high”, “You are the Lord, Holy, You are the Lord, Worthy”. Like the psalmist, we are praising the Lord because he reigns in majesty.
Praise the Lord! We can rely on Him!
Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me
v. 3-4 “The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring. Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the Lord on high is mighty!”
The floods in these two verses are depicted as opposing God. But, the psalmist reminds us that God is “mightier than the thunders of many waters”.
These two verses are very similar to the story of Jesus Calming the Storm (Mark 4:35-41). The Jesus and disciples get caught on a boat in the storm and they wake Jesus up because they are afraid. So, Jesus rebukes the storm and the storm ceased. The he says to the disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”.
“The night is dark but, I am not forsaken for by my side the Savior He will stay”
Our God reigns in majesty! He is mightier than thunders of many waters! We can rely on him. We can rely on his grace (“What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer”), the promise of heaven (“For he has said that he will bring me home”), and the peace of salvation (“No fate I dread, I know that I’m forgiven, The future sure, the price it has been paid”). We don’t need to fear the storm or the roaring floods because our God is stronger.
Praise the Lord! We can trust him!
This We Know
v. 5 “Your decrees are very trustworthy; holiness befits your house, O Lord, forevermore.”
The word that sticks out to me in this verse is trust. Holiness befits the house of the Lord forever because He is worthy of trust. We can trust His character (“You are who you say you are”)! We can trust His promises (“We hold on to every promise you ever made, Jesus you are unfailing”)! We worship the Lord who reigns robed in majesty that we can rely on and trust!
“We trust You, Your ways are higher than our own”