Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Beauty of Holiness - Part 6

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Continuing on with exploring "the Beauty of Holiness"...
looking at the second part of Psalm 29:2:

In (or with) the beauty of holiness: בהדרת קדש behadrath kodesh, "the beautiful garments of holiness."

Beauty:  this word means "adornment, ornament, glory, holy ornaments, garments worn at solemn
              festivals (but not priestly garments).


Holiness:  "to be set apart as sacred and unique"


In its fullness, the verse could read:

"Bow before Him, let your very breath, your every breath, testify of Him in total acceptance and awareness of the adornment, ornamentation, the holy weightiness (glory), holy accessories, and festal garments - all that is ours because of being set apart as sacred and unique"


Matthew Henry's Commentery explains it this way:

"Give him your crowns; let them be laid at his feet; give him your sceptres, your swords, your keys, put all into his hand, that you, in the use of them, may be to him for a name and a praise."
And here, is it possible to list your crowns, your sceptres, your swords, your keys?  Just so we can give them back to Him, and also use them to be for His a name and a praise?  I know I must go and research - I know my swords, my key(s), where to find out about my crowns, but I had never considered sceptres before!  (This perhaps could be another post!) But this I can do:

bow            in worship
breathe      uttering the unutterable Holy Name
be               beautiful in what He has bestowed

            and in so doing we

bless           Him, ourselves, and those around us

And I followed a link to this song just yesterday...a beautiful leading into a quiet time 
of bowing, breathing, being and blessing...

The Song of the Beautiful - by Christy Nockels
(You-tube removed the video however)
and

8 comments:

AMKreations said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful...I'm enjoying these...I think I missed a couple, so need to go back. Thank you Cindi!

Joybird said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the Cindy amplified version and the cliff notes reminder, bow, be, breathe and bless. Cindy have you ever considered writing a bible study? Do you teach? You have a gift for opening up the scriptures and bringing the richness out to wake up tired or jaded ears.

Tiffini said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

ever since you wrote about YHWH be in the in and out breath...I think about it more often. I like it. It comforts me and reminds me of just how holy He is.
I agree with Joybird. You have a gift to open scripture beautifully and in a way that is understandable and leads one to worship.
xo:)

Robin Norgren said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

these are lovely pieces of wisdom to take me into this weekend.

emily wierenga said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

bow. breathe. be.

you have such a gift, of bringing him to life for us. thank you.

emily wierenga said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

bow. breathe. be.

you have such a gift, of bringing him to life for us. thank you.

Robin Norgren said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

these are lovely pieces of wisdom to take me into this weekend.

Joybird said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the Cindy amplified version and the cliff notes reminder, bow, be, breathe and bless. Cindy have you ever considered writing a bible study? Do you teach? You have a gift for opening up the scriptures and bringing the richness out to wake up tired or jaded ears.