Resplendent

Psalm 76:4 You are resplendent, More majestic than the mountains of prey.

I know what a lot of you are thinking, because I was thinking the same thing, what does resplendent mean.  According to Dictionary.com, it means “shining brilliantly; gleaming; splendid”.  I imagine the Psalmist saying this, at a time of celebrating a day of God’s victory and looking over the mountains at the sun setting or maybe it was the day after and the sun rising over the mountains.  The sun was shining brilliantly, so splendid and so is God.  He is gleaming and majestic.

When both Isaiah and John provide glimpses into the Heavenly throne room, this word (resplendent) applies as well.  God is sitting on His throne and all of the gorgeous jewels are surrounding Him.  Light from God Himself, is hitting the jewels and causing them to shine.  How amazing!!  How beautiful!!  How splendid this scene is.  Except the jewels are not the main thing making it so great.  The One who sits on the throne is!  His beauty is indescribable!  He is the One who causes everything else to look so majestic.  God is resplendent, shining brilliantly from His throne!  I do not about you, but I cannot wait to see it with my own eyes one day.  What a glorious day that will be!  Come soon Lord Jesus!

That day will not be glorious for everybody.  Some will never see it, because they reject the gift that this amazing God is trying to give them.  Jesus was born to die.  He lived the sinless life, which we cannot.  Our sins disqualify us from heaven.  We deserve eternal punishment in hell, but Jesus’ death paid that penalty.  We can be forgiven by God, because of what Jesus did on the cross.  God offers us this forgiveness as a gift, all we need to do is accept Jesus as our savior and ask Him to save us.  No amount of good deeds, nor money, nor anything can buy it.  It is free.  Call out to Jesus and tell Him that you are a sinner and you want His forgiveness.  Ask Him to be Your savior and He will!  Do it today, we are not promised tomorrow.

Dear Jesus, thank you for being so splendid and gleaming and beautiful.  How amazing is Your throne room, because You are there Oh Lord.  You are resplendent.  You are majestic.  You are indescribable.  Thank you for loving sinners enough to die for our sins.  Thank you for saving me and rescuing me from the pit of hell.  I pray that someone who reads this will make a decision for You after reading this.  My words cannot save them, only You can Lord.  Please be working in the lives of those who are not yet saved and prepare their hearts to hear Your Gospel, the good news of Your salvation.  Amen.

 

 

 

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