On today’s Tuesday Tea-ology, we continue to contemplate the holiness of God: the Holy One calls a holy people to Himself. How wondrous is the holy-love of God!
“Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness” (Psalm 29:1-2, ESV).
Psalm 29 begins with this call to worship, summoning the angels (and, by implication, all of God’s servants) to declare the majesty and might, the sheer glory of God. The psalm goes on from here to declare the power of God’s voice, or word, and the sovereignty of His reign. It is a song of exaltation to the Almighty.
God is worthy of all worship and praise. When we face the fears of this world, when we must bear the burdens of this life, we can find comfort and strength in turning our eyes to the glory of God. Our God is mightier than any who can oppose us, and more splendid and majestic than anything this world can offer. Fix your eyes on the glory of God, and walk with Him today.
Light of all lights, illumine me with the brightness of your holiness, so that I may today reflect in some small measure your brilliant purity. Put to flight, Light of light, the brooding clouds of the world, and shine into the darkness of my soul. Warm my heart and guide my steps, so that my life may be worship and my worship glorifying to you. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, shine upon us in your infinite majesty—Amen.
Father Almighty, we worship you on this joyful resurrection day. Be glorified, Almighty God, our Maker and Master, our Savior and King. Glory to you in your unfathomable love, in the mercy that delivered your Son for us. Glory to you in your invincible strength, in the power that raised Jesus our Savior from the dead. Glory to you in your unapproachable holiness, in your incomparable majesty, glory and honor and praise—Amen!
God of all kindness, look mercifully upon us. You are strong! Carry us, in your almighty strength. When we are tempted, teach us to lift our eyes to the cross, to remember your unflagging endurance and your invincible love. Shield us from doubt, sin, and all things that stand opposed to your holiness and the worship that is your due—Amen.
All authority, all honor, all power and majesty and praise, belong to you, marvelous Triune God. You know all, see all, can do all; you are everywhere and everywhen, transcendent and immanent. You are holy and righteous, unstained by the merest spot of sin; you are loving and kind, filled with mercy and compassion towards your fallen creation. To love you with all ourselves is all our commission and joy—Amen.
Spirit of all grace, Spirit of salvation and life, sanctify my soul in your perfect peace. Spirit of promise, work in me the fulfillment of the promises, and lift my eyes by day and by night to the blessed hill of Calvary. Spirit of holy-love, put in me love of holiness and of the Holy One, who for me walked the path to Calvary. Holy Spirit, let your hand of mercy rest on me tonight—Amen