You “…O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.” Psalm 97:9 You, Lord Jesus, are the exalted One, the highest One, towering far above all creatures, all creation, all time, all eternity. You are the final Authority, the Almighty King, the Measure of all good, the Determiner of what is right.
You see all, you judge all, you will end all. Your righteousness shines out from your being; in your purity you bring light; in your holiness you illuminate the world. You are truly the Most High.
To bow before you in worship is the response of those who know you, see you, love you. You are the One to be praised, adored, exalted and lifted up.
In worship our eyes are opened, our understanding is enhanced, our knowledge is deepened, our souls transformed. As a result we will say: “Let those who love the LORD hate evil” (Ps. 97:10a). Yes, Lord, to love you is to hate evil, for you are purely good.
In your goodness you “guard the lives of your faithful ones and deliver them from the hand of the wicked” (Ps. 97:10b). As we worship you, obey you, walk with you, we can rest in the power of your goodness: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the All Mighty” (Ps. 91:1).
In your goodness, you pour out your grace upon us: it flows out of your being like water from a deep, pure spring, like love from a new mother, like light from the sun. As we look upon you in worship, “Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart” (Ps. 97:11).
You, Lord Jesus, are so loving and kind, so gracious and pure, so giving and forgiving. To you belongs all glory, all honor, all praise, all exaltation, both now and throughout all eternity!
Prayer: “Lord Jesus, help me to walk in the light of your presence today, thinking your Word, living worthy of you, pleasing you in all I do. Amen.”
–from the devotional book “Edified!”