This isthe 47th day of the Counting of the Omer represented by Hod of Malchut, "Humility in Nobility."
This is amost interesting day of reflection. Let's change one word of the title to whatit really should be. Malchut is theattribute of God's "sovereignty." The translation of was probablychanged to "nobility" so as not to scare of those who have difficultybelieving in God or that God is ruling over us like a mortal king. But let metake this head on.
To saythat God is Sovereign is to declare that He is the Almighty, the Possessor ofall power in Heaven and earth, so that none can defeat His counsels, thwart Hispurpose, or resist His will (Psa. 115:3). God's sovereignty in salvation meansthat God saves whomever God wills to save for whatever divine reason that maybe.
In Psalm 103, a magnificent hymn of praise, David praises God for His blessingsand compassion as a loving and forgiving father for his children (vss. 1-18).He concludes with a universal call for praise (vss. 19-22), but he begins thiscall with a declaration of God’s sovereignty (vs. 19) for it is God’ssovereignty that gives Him the absolute freedom to do what He does in Hisblessings and showing compassion to frail and temporal humanity (vss. 15-16).
So,now back to our Omer counting today, Hod of Malchut. Each of these elementsrepresents an attribute of God in us. As a result, we express sovereignty inour lives. That is to say, perhaps at home, at work and in our social relationsthere are times others perceive your authority as near absolute (Psalm 115) andthat you have the capacity to bring blessing, show compassion, and be forgiving(Psalm 103) in all of these three spheres of influence.
Therefore, do you humbly appreciatethis exceptional “gift” you have been given (Humility in Sovereignty)?
Are you arrogant in how you apply yoursovereignty?
How will you be the recipient of David’spraise of God by your being compassionate, loving, and forgiving even to the “frailand temporal humanity” around you?
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