Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible,
the only wise God,
be honour and glory for ever and ever.
- 1 Timothy 1:17 -
May we not lose sight of the awe and reverence
that should be a part of our worship of Him.
Let us not forget the supreme holiness and greatness
of who God really is. . .
Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
in light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious - Thy great name we praise.
Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might;
Thy justice, like mountains, high soaring above
Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.
To all, life Thou givest - to both great and small;
in all, life Thou livest - the true life of all;
we blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
and wither and perish - but naught changest Thee.
Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
all praise we would render - O help us to see
tis' only the splendor of light hideth Thee!
- Walter Chalmers Smith -
First of all, my child, think magnificently of God.
Magnify His providence;
adore His power,
pray to Him frequently and incessantly.
Bear Him always in your mind.
Teach your thoughts to reverence Him in every place
for there is no place where He is not.
Therefore, my child, fear and worship and love God;
first and last, think magnificently of Him!
- Paternus, Advice to a Son -
Take time to reflect on God's greatness. . .
Who is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn of every creature:
For by him were all things created,
that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible,
whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers:
all things were created by him, and for him:
And he is before all things,
and by him all things consist.
- Colossians 1:15-17 -