You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power. For You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.
God’s holiness so deeply impacted Isaiah he thought his life was over. In all likelihood, he recalled the words of God to Moses saying, “no man shall see Me and live” (Ex.33:20). Whether a vision or a view into the heavenly realm, we know Isaiah was never the same.
Speaking to the children of Israel who had spent the previous four decades in the wilderness, Moses encouraged them to welcome his startling rehearsal of their history like morning dew or a gentle rain that restores and invigorates.
Loudly repeating the word “holy” three times in deafening succession, seraphim emphatically express the absolute holiness of God. Whether a vision or a glimpse into unseen reality, one thing is certain—Isaiah was never the same.
God sees all! With His searching and piercing gaze, God scrutinizes the actions of men.
“Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea . . .”
I will awaken the dawn. I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples, and I will sing praises to You among the nations. For Your mercy is great above the heavens, and Your truth reaches to the clouds.
Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loose the belt of Orion? Can you bring out Mazzaroth in its season? Or can you guide the Great Bear with its cubs?
Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth! Sing out the honor of His name; make His praise glorious. Say to God, How awesome are Your works!
Although man boasts about his acquired knowledge, power and wealth, the measure of success is superfluous to knowing and understanding God.
How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!
The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, than the mighty waves of the sea.
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?
Praise the Lord . . . all peoples . . . praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted; His glory is above the earth and heaven. Praise the Lord!”
Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, and I will declare Your greatness.