Lesson for the Lord’s Day

To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. Jude 25

The word ‘reverence’ does not appear in today’s text, but reverence is surely its theme. Whenever we gather to remember our Lord, let us hold in our minds that He is the exalted one. Glory and majesty are His right. And we do well to recognize and ascribe these to Him.

Our verse tells us that He alone is wise. Compared to our puny wisdom, He is truly wise. When we consider the plan of salvation, we marvel at His wisdom. When we consider the care and kindness He dispenses to His people, we are astonished at his perception and ingenuity.

When we assemble to remember Him today, and consider the greatness of His person, the glory and majesty that are His, let us also consider that for a time, that glory and majesty were veiled in human flesh as He dwelt among us, as he traveled a humble path to Golgotha’s bitter brow, as reproach covered His face, as the torments of crucifixion wracked His frame, as the waves of divine wrath against our sin overflowed His soul. Let us also remember His Glorious resurrection and His everlasting triumph over death.

He is seated at the pinnacle of glory today, awaiting our recognition of Him. Let us draw near, and seek to honour Him. -Jim MacIntosh

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