In 1977 Californian pastor Jack Hayford and his wife visited England during Queen Elizabeth’s Silver Jubilee. They also visited Blenheim Palace and observed the beautiful sceneries nearby. Jack was so overcome with awe, that he wrote the words and tune of the song – “Majesty! Worship His majesty! Unto Jesus be all glory, honour, and praise. Majesty! Kingdom authority, Flow from his throne, unto His own; His anthem raise!”
Psalm 96:6 says, “Splendour and majesty are before Him; [Father God] strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.” “Majesty brings together both greatness and goodness, both strength and beauty.” Online resource
When Isaiah saw the glory, beauty and majesty of the Lord, seated on His throne, and the angels singing “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of Hosts; all the earth is full of His glory” Isaiah 6:3 Isaiah said, “Woe is me, for I am ruined, because I am a man of unclean lips dwelling among a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.” V 5
Once we realize the pure glory and majesty of Father God, we will bow down before Him and worship and exalt Him. When Jesus was crucified, they placed a crown of thorns on his head, done by Jesus’ captors to cause him both pain and to mock his claim of authority. Little did they realize that one day Rev. 4:10 + 11 would declare, “…the twenty-four elders fall down before the One seated on the throne, and they worship Him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying: ”You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
Crowns play a big role in Eternity They do not only signify God’s awesome majesty and power and presence, but also the reward He will graciously bestow upon us one day if we remain faithful to Him. James 1:12 says, “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” The Crown of Righteousness is mentioned in 2 Timothy 4:8, and is promised to ”those who love and anticipate” the Second Coming of Christ.
May we realize the extreme majesty and splendour of our heavenly Father when we pray, and live out His sweet and glorious presence, through the Holy Spirit within us.
Father Lord God, please forgive me when I do not always realize how majestic and powerful You are! Thank you for Psalm 8 which proclaims Your extreme majesty, glory, and strength. “O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is Your name in all the earth! When I behold Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place— what is man that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You care for him?” Verses 1, 3-4 Thank You precious Father God that You care about us, that Your love for us is so extreme and deep that You sent Jesus to die in our place. We worship and adore You! Amen