“O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens…
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?
Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet.” Psalm 8:1,3-6
“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” Song of Solomon 6:3
“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.” Jeremiah 31:3
“The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
Glorious in all the earth. Above the heavens. And He cares for us? Eternally loving. Continuing in faithfulness. And He’s in our midst, singing? This Lord is our Lord.
Begin the day in worship, and be amazed. Bow hushed before the Lord of lords. He’s King of kings, majestic in splendor, Ruler, Master, and Sustainer of all. His fingers made moon and stars, His breath quickened man to life. The heavens cannot contain Him, He rides above them, His glory out-distances them, His power upholds them. O Lord, our Lord. (Genesis 2:7; Deuteronomy 33:26; 2 Chronicles 6:18; Job 33:4; Psalm 68:4; Colossians 1:15-17)
This Lord is my Lord, and I am humbled, overwhelmed, hushed, undone. YHWH is my Sovereign, the unspeakable and indescribable who is also personal Provider, Guide, and Friend. What keeps me from full trust in You?
Is this Lord your Lord? If so, what difference are His authority and provision making in manner of thinking, dreaming, planning, decision-making? View toward resources, time, and relationships? If there is a lack of security, direction, hope, confidence, or verve, look to and rest in Him! His royal children by the blood of Christ, we are heirs of grace and eternal riches, siblings of Jesus, stewards of creation with dominion and purpose on this earth and in the Body. He is Lord! (Romans 8:17; Hebrews 2:11)
“Loved with everlasting love,
drawn by grace that love to know,
Spirit sent from Christ above,
thou dost witness it is so.
O this full and precious peace
from his presence all divine;
in a love that cannot cease,
I am his and he is mine.
Taste the goodness of the Lord:
welcomed home to his embrace,
all his love, as blood outpoured,
seals the pardon of his grace.
Can I doubt his love for me,
when I trace that love’s design?
By the cross of Calvary
I am his and he is mine.
His forever, only his–
who the Lord and me shall part?
Ah, with what a rest of bliss
Christ can fill the loving heart.
Heav’n and earth may fade and flee,
firstborn light in gloom decline,
but while God and I shall be,
I am his and he is mine.” ~Wade Robinson (1890)
Lord, may I rejoice and rest in these truths forever.