Discover the Book - June 9, 2008


Christ’s Risen and Glorified Majesty


[When Jesus calmed the sea] those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.

—Matthew 14:33, emphasis added


As we see Christ’s risen and glorified majesty—with His “countenance like the sun shining in its strength”—it is a reminder that He desires our reverence and worship (Revelation 1:16b-17a).


What did Jesus do on earth? He was always inviting the worship of those who loved Him. He performed miracles (that which only God can do) to cause those who witnessed them to be overwhelmed with wonder. Christ is glorious in His majesty and power, and He reminds us of that truth so we can truly worship Him.


Christ’s majesty produces a sense of awe: [Jesus] went up into the boat to them, and the wind ceased. And they were greatly amazed in themselves beyond measure, and marveled (Mark 6:51).

When Simon Peter saw the abundance of fish, where there had been none before, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!” (Luke 5:8). From this, we can see that Christ’s majesty brings conviction.


On the Isle of Patmos, after only one look at Jesus, John simply crumbled in awe and wonder-filled worship at His feet (Revelation 1:17a)! Christ’s majesty commands worship.


When Jesus performed miracles such as healing the sick, raising the dead, cleansing lepers, or restoring eyesight, people responded in wonder and worshiped Him. The majestic Son of Man and Son of God is always waiting for His children to lavish their love upon Him and worship Him! (See Matthew 28:9; Luke 24:52; and Philippians 3:3.)


What is Jesus doing now? He continues to remind us of His glory so that we will be inspired to worship Him with all our heart, strength, mind, and soul! Jesus wants us, like the psalmist, to spontaneously and joyously exclaim: Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing psalms to Him; talk of all His wondrous works! Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord! (Psalm 105:1-3).


Are you honoring the risen and glorious Jesus in all His majesty and power? Why not pause to worship Him in adoration as you quietly sing the majestic words of this song to Him!

Crown Him with Many Crowns


Crown Him with many crowns, The Lamb upon His throne;

Hark! How the heav’nly anthem drowns All music but its own:

Awake, my soul, and sing Of Him who died for thee,

And hail Him as thy matchless King Thro’ all eternity.

St. 1, 3, 4, Matthew Bridges, 1800-1894

St. 2, Godfrey Thring, 1823-1903


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