When Awesome Is An Understatement

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Exodus 15:11Who is like you – majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders? (NIV 1978)

My Musings – Often, we skim through a passage without taking the time to “focus on the Logos.”

  • Who is like you? – This is a rhetorical question: a literary device used when the answer is self-evident, no answer is expected, or to emphasize a point.
  • Majestic – Royal bearing or aspect, grandeur, greatness or splendor of quality or character.
  • Holiness – Morally and spiritually excellent.
  • Awesome – Amazing, astonishing, astounding, eye-opening, fabulous, marvelous, miraculous, staggering, stunning, stupendous, surprising, wonderful, wondrous.
  • Glory – Something (someone) that secures praise, renown, splendor, magnificence, and grandeur.
  • Working – To perform or carry out a task requiring sustained effort or continuous repeated operations, according to a plan or design, in  order to produce a desired effect or result.
  • Wonders – A cause of astonishment or admiration far beyond anything previously known or anticipated.

Impressed yet (another rhetorical question)?  If not consider this:

  • Job 25:14And these are but the outer fringe of His works; how faint the whisper we hear of Him! (NIV 1978)

No wonder no one in their flesh, can look upon His face and live.

My Advice – Whenever we find ourselves taking God for granted, doubting Him, being critical of Him, dismissing Him, or anything short of total unreserved worhship of Him, we should fall facedown and ask forgiveness.

And yet, at the same time, because of the sacrifice of His Son, we can nevertheless boldly approach the Throne of Grace.  How “awesome” is that (final rhetorical question)?

 

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