God is Worthy of All our Praises this 1st Sunday of Lent 2023

In this week’s blogs in Isaiah, I have been reminded over and over of the power and might, the majesty and holiness of our God. Isaiah was privileged to see His throne room, his train, and the Seraphs as they praised God with their voices. He was cleansed by God’s holy fire and spoken to by Almighty God. He was given a mission and accepted it willingly. Today as you worship ponder the holiness of God. Here in Psalm 46 the psalmist seeks to capture the majesty of God in words.

God is our refuge and strength,
    always ready to help in times of trouble.
So we will not fear when earthquakes come
    and the mountains crumble into the sea.
Let the oceans roar and foam.
    Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge! Interlude

A river brings joy to the city of our God,
    the sacred home of the Most High.
God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed.
    From the very break of day, God will protect it.
The nations are in chaos,
    and their kingdoms crumble!
God’s voice thunders,
    and the earth melts!
The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us;

    the God of Israel is our fortress. Interlude (Isaiah mentioned the Seraphs were calling out

to the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, Holy, Holy, Holy!)

Come, see the glorious works of the Lord:
    See how he brings destruction upon the world.
He causes wars to end throughout the earth.
    He breaks the bow and snaps the spear;
    he burns the shields with fire.

10 “Be still, and know that I am God!
    I will be honored by every nation.
    I will be honored throughout the world.”

11 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us;
    the God of Israel is our fortress. Interlude

The presence of God calls for our praises and our reverence. As verse 10 says, be still and know that I am God! If we listen and look around, we will see that the Lord of Heaven’s Armies is among us. He is in control and Sovereign over this world and the next. He is Sovereign over heavens and earth. He is worth of all our praises!

Enjoy the 1st Sunday of Lent.