Praise before Him

Give honor and praise to the Lord, whose power and beauty fill His holy temple.

1 Chronicles 16:27

To arrive at the presence of God and not to pay praise to Him is like arriving at a banquet with a lot of hunger and not tasting anything. Just to reach the presence of the Most High and see His greatness, is more than sufficient reason for our lips to overflow in praise to Him. It is impossible to present ourselves before God and not admire His attributes and praise Him for them. If the earthly wonders amaze us and lead us to utter words of admiration, how much more will it make us praise the Most High God when we come before Him!

What 1 Chronicles 16:27 says is similar to what we read in Psalms 96:6: Give honor and praise to the Lord, whose power and beauty fill His holy temple. The word that is translated as praise in both biblical texts is Hôd (הוֹד, H1935), grandeur (that is, an imposing form and appearance): beauty, comeliness, excellency, glorious, glory, goodly, honor, majesty. Hôd is one of the nine words used in the Old Testament that are translated as praise.

The greatness and majesty of God are more than enough reasons to praise Him continuously. No one, no human being, no beast, no spirit, no celestial star could reach the immense stature of our God, Lord and King forever. The appearance of God is awesome, incomparable. Only to imagine the extension of the universe, which is impossible to measure, and to know that His Creator is much greater than that, should impel us to not stop praising him any day of our life.

But the meaning of the original Hebrew text of 1 Chronicles 16:27 and Psalms 96: 6 implies, in addition to greatness and majesty, other attributes of God. He is worthy of all praise, all honor and all reverence. Whoever believes can see the glory of God according to the Scripture, He is glorious! And along with His praise, we can see the magnificence before Him. God is noble in every sense of the word. He is noble because he acts in good faith, without any malice or double intention. He is also noble by His majesty and royalty.

Hôd also refers to another quality of God, His power. Psalms 89:13 says: You have a mighty arm; strong is Your hand, and high is Your right hand. And also Psalms 140:7 says the following: O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle. The potency of God is insurmountable and leads us to victory when He fights battles for His children and for His people. Our powerful savior deserves to be praised all the time, day by day and in every moment.

But God is much more than powerful, He is Omnipotent! In Exodus 6:3 God says to Moses: I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name Lord[a] I was not known to them. The word that translates as Almighty is Shadday (שׁדּי; H7706) which means Almighty. One of the best-known passages of the Psalms also uses this word, Psalms 91:1 says: He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

Who will not give praise when he is before Shadday, the Almighty, the Most High, the great, the worthy, who is full of glory? His is the honor, His is the honor forever. We praise His greatness, His majesty, His magnificence and His nobility. God bless you.

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