In my daily bible reading this week I came to a verse that always touches me.
Worship the Lord in the splendour (or beauty) of His holiness. Ps 96 v9
We don’t always consider holiness to be attractive. It can be frightening. The Lord’s holiness is beautiful to us because His character is love, grace, mercy, and lots more, towards us. After all He sent the Lord Jesus so that our sins can be forgiven when we trust in Him It is because of His love that we can stand in His presence to worship Him and know we belong there. Another translation says it could be Worship the Lord with the beauty of holiness. The righteousness of Christ has covered us, so that we are fit to be in His presence with the beauty of holiness.
The challenge to us all is to be holy in character and practice, as we are already in Christ.
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness Bow down before Him, His glory proclaim With gold of obedience and incense of lowliness, Kneel and adore Him the Lord is His name.
Low at His feet lay thy burden of carefulness, High on His heart He will bear it for the thee, Comfort thy sorrows and answer thy prayerfulness, Guiding thy steps as may best for thee be.
May God’s blessing be with us all.