Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Naddir Kavod

"On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate." 
-Psalm 145:5

Naddir Kavod is the name for God meaning majestic glory. The Hebrew word for glory is kavod which means "weightiness". Glory refers to the weight of magnificence, splendor or beauty that surrounds an esteemed person, in this case, God. How often do you meditate on God's glory? Are you captivated by his beauty? The writers of the bible were:

"Out of the north comes golden splendor. God is clothed with awesome majesty
- Job 37:22

"The LORD reigns; he is robed in majesty"
-Psalm 93:1

"In that day the LORD of hosts will be a crown of glory, and a diadem of beauty, to the remnant of his people"
-Isaiah 28:5

"Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary"
-Psalm 96:6

"Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty"
-Psalm 104:1

We as humans are created to pursue that which we find most attractive. We often become distracted from pursuing a relationship with God because we do not adequately see and grasp the true beauty of God. When we fail to recognize His beauty is when we become enthralled with lesser things such as clothes, cars, houses, riches, fame, personal appearance, fitness, relationships and short-term pleasures. As C.S. Lewis put it; our desires are "too weak".

                   We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when                
                   infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a 
                  slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are 
                  far too easily pleased.
                                                 -The Weight of Glory

I know I don't want to settle for the lesser things in this world. I want to be enthralled with the glory and beauty of my creator. The things of this world do not compare. I want to be like David and pursue the beauty of the Lord. "On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works I will meditate" Psalm 145:5/Psalm 27:4

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