Glory is defined in English as “high renown or honor.” And certainly the God of Glory deserves our praise and honor! But the Hebrew word kavod evokes a hand on the door of a house. It signifies that kavod is the most important part of something. It is also the pathway in and out. Kavod also depicts weightiness and abundance.
We can infer, then, that when we are showing God glory we are making Him the most important part of our lives. Making His portion of everything we have (our heart, our day, our attention) the biggest. We give God glory by putting Him first!
“The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD, over many waters. The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty. The LORD, over many waters.”
El H-Kavod is worthy of every bit of glory we could give Him and more!
Repent of giving El HaKavod anything but the best that you have. Pray and ask the El HaKavod what it looks like practically for you to give Him glory in your day-to-day life? Listen and think about the goodness and wisdom of El HaKavod. Where do you think He leads you when you give Him His rightful glory? Meditate on what it would look like to make El HaKavod the most important part of your life, putting everything underneath Him.
God’s right to judge is undeniable. He created the world and explained to us the way to live successfully in it.
Someday every one of us will have to stand before the Righteous Judge and give account for our lives. As Jesus followers, we are excused from the wrath of God for all of our sin by the covering of the blood of Jesus.
We are wiped clean and our judgment will not bestow punishment, but instead reap rewards!
Only God can judge because only God stands in perfect righteousness. Because God is without any wickedness, deceit, or corruption, there is no favoritism. He is the only one who can administer pure impartial justice.
“But the LORD sits enthroned forever; he has established his throne for justice, and he judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with uprightness.”
Do you still fear how God, The Righteous Judge, known in scripture as Shophet Tsaddiq, might judge you at the end of your life? Do you fear that Jesus’ righteousness is not enough to wipe clean your past?
Repent for sometimes accusing Shopet Tssaddiq of favoritism because you are jealous of the blessings of others. Pray and thank God that Jesus has wiped away your sin and that Christ’s righteousness allows you to stand before Shophet Tsaddiq. Listen and picture Jesus standing before you forgiving you for everything you have done in your past that still haunts you or makes you feel ashamed. Meditate on the promise of heaven. God promises us that eternal life awaits us because of what Christ has done for us. How does that promised future change the way you live in the present?