A Glimpse of Heavenly Praise
By Dr. Charles Stanley
How would you describe God? Many misguided believers see Him as a grandfatherly figure, up in heaven, who is waiting to meet our needs. We often forget the majesty of God. He is holy, righteous, and worthy of our praise.
The book of Revelation provides us with an even greater picture of God. As John recorded what was revealed to him, he described a God who is not human. He saw God’s radiance as well as His redemptive love for mankind.
In chapter 4, verse 8, John also sees four living creatures whose job it is to continually declare, “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come.” Their only responsibility is to offer unceasing praise to God.
Why did God allow John to see these things? It is safe to assume that God wanted to impress upon his mind an image of Himself—the beloved God who is transcendent, above and beyond anything on earth. There is nothing in the universe that can alter the person or the position of the Godhead.
And at the same time, this mighty God whom we serve allowed His Son to enter the sin-ridden world to pay the penalty for our transgressions. Our holy and majestic Lord is the same God who reached down and saved you from eternal death.
Can you see God’s glory? Is He not worthy of your continuous praise? Honor Him today by reflecting upon His Word. He has great and wonderful things to say to you.
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What will our praise and worship be like in heaven? Oftentimes we forget the majesty of God. He is holy, righteous, and worthy of our praise. (Listen to A Glimpse Of Heavenly Praise.)
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