Praying Through the Names of God: A 40­-Day Devotional

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Day Twenty-Three: Naddir Kavod

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Majestic Glory

On day 21 we learned about the weight of God’s glory, and His importance. But God’s glory also gives Him unsurpassed beauty. God’s Majestic Glory is often described as a cloud, lightning, fire, and smoke. He is so pure and dazzling that humankind can’t look upon it unprotected. The overwhelming brightness of Jesus’s glory blinded Saul on the road to Damascus. When Moses asked to see God’s glory God told him he couldn’t look upon His face and live.

We have a very weak sense of God’s beauty, but we were created to crave it. Most of the time instead of drawing closer the magnificent creator we satisfy this longing by chasing after His creation. There is nothing in creation that comes anywhere close to the Majestic Glory of God. When we come anywhere close to it, it changes us. It is so attractive and worthwhile that everything else pales in comparison to it.

Psalm 27:4

“One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in His temple.”

Meditations

When you spend time with Naddir Kavod, the name scripture gives God as Majestic Glory, how does it affect you?

Repent of only seeking beauty in God’s creation and not seeking Naddir Kavod, the most splendid of all beauty.
Pray and ask the Lord to show you His Majestic Glory.
Listen and think about Naddir Kavod and the promise that the Holy Spirit will transform us more and more like Him.
Meditate and ask the Holy Spirit how you can help others to see the beauty of God. What would that look like?

Day Two: Elohim

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God of gods

Elohim is the plural form of El or Eloah. Elohim, El and Eloah are generic names for deity or gods. Used with Yahweh grammatically it is always in the singular form. In Hebrew the plural form can also mean ‘exponentially more majestic.’
God of gods.
Most often used when God is interacting with His creation.

Deuteronomy 10:17

“For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.”

Scriptures

Isaiah 44:8, 1 Kings 18:20-39, Psalm 86:8, Zephaniah 2:11, Isaiah 45:21, Exodus 15:11, Psalm 114:7, Genesis 2:15-16, Genesis 9:17, Exodus 6:7, Isaiah 54:5, Jeremiah 32:27

Meditations

Do you live like God, as revealed in scripture as Elohim, is the God of gods and there is nothing else above Him?
Repent of anything you might have placed above Elohim.
Pray and ask Elohim to show you the false gods in your life. Ask Him to help you see that He is ‘exponentially more majestic’ than them.
Listen and think about what it means to be God of gods.
Meditate oon what false god the Holy Spirit needs to throw off its throne to put Elohim back in the top spot in your heart.