Thought for the Lord’s Day

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The commanding greatness of Christ!

The Apostle John saw reality as it truly is. He saw Jesus Christ honored for who he is. The person and presence of Christ is so commanding the creatures of heaven are blown away by him! They cannot help but respond to him in worship.

May God so increase our awareness of Christ that every moment of our lives is impacted by his greatness, glory and power. May our lives show his greatness with every action we take.

Will you join me as I seek forgiveness for thinking of life in terms of what I want and what makes me happy? Every moment of my life is an opportunity to respond to his greatness. I pray that I would not squander any of the remaining time I have on this earth on my own agenda, my own wants and desires. I pray that the reality of Christ would become so practical to me that my life would be a response to his greatness.

Revelation 5:11-14
Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders.  In a loud voice they were saying:
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and praise!”
Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be praise and honor and glory and power,
for ever and ever!”
The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.