Golden splendor

Golden splendor

Golden splendor comes from the mountain of God. He is clothed in dazzling splendor. – Job 37:22

Psalms 96:9-13

 9 Worship the LORD in all his holy splendor. Let all the earth tremble before him.

 10 Tell all the nations, “The LORD reigns!” The world stands firm and cannot be shaken. He will judge all peoples fairly.

 11 Let the heavens be glad, and the earth rejoice! Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise!

 12 Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy! Let the trees of the forest rustle with praise

 13 before the LORD, for he is coming! He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with justice, and the nations with his truth.

Daylilies, also known as hemerocallis, are often called the “perfect perennial.” They are sun-loving perennials that are easy to grow and, once established, drought-tolerant.

One truly magnificent variety is the Golden Splendor Lily. They are often called Yellow Trumpet Lilies or Aurelian Lilies. They are known for their immense flaring trumpet-shaped yellow/golden blooms with a strong, sweet fragrance. They grow 4 to 6 feet in height. The flowers are 6 to 8 inches long and outfacing.

They bloom in early to mid-summer with 12 to 20 flowers per stem. They are distinguished by their unsurpassed grace and beauty. They love full sun but will do well in partial shade. They tolerate hot summer days. Lilies make an excellent cut flower with long-lasting blooms and buds that continue to mature and open after cutting.

The Father’s Golden Splendor is on display throughout the natural created world. It is seen in myriads of earthbound flowers and trees and the heavenly bodies above.

The Father created and placed into the world these magnificent displays of golden splendor that reflect His own.

Psalms 48:1-2

 1 How great is the LORD, how deserving of praise, in the city of our God, which sits on his holy mountain!

 2 It is high and magnificent; the whole earth rejoices to see it! Mount Zion, the holy mountain, is the city of the great King!

REFLECT & PRAY

Psalm 96:9 Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth.

Father thank You that Your glorious, golden splendor attracted me to You. Thank You for transferring me from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light of Your dear Son.

INSIGHT

Job 37:22 Golden splendor comes from the mountain of God. He is clothed in dazzling splendor.  

Zahab is the word for gold. It is frequently translated as gold, golden, or splendor. Job 37:22 refers to golden rays or splendor. It is not a reference to a natural phenomenon, but rather the glory of God.

Zahab is derived from the Hebrew verb zahar meaning to shimmer, shine, be light, or glitter. It connotes shining brightly, emitting brilliance, or splendor. It can be correctly translated as “rays of gold,” “golden glow,” or “golden splendor.” The Father dwells in glorious splendor.

The Hebrew words rendered as dazzling splendor or awesome majesty are yare hod. Hod is the quality of a person or thing that inspires all our reverence of the beholder. The Father is clothed with awesome majesty. His Golden Splendor is attractive and alluring. His magnificence and splendor draw children of the King to Him.

“And the glory of God fills us with awe” (UBS). Job 37:22 may be translated,  “From the north God comes bright as gold, and his glory (brightness) causes us to fear him” or “God comes from the north shining like gold, and his brilliance frightens all who see him.” (UBS)

When Elihu uses the Hebrew word sapon translated as north, is not geographical north, but Father’s heavenly abode, the heavens, the highest heavens, far away in the north. (Isaiah 14:13-14) (EBC). This reference to the north is common in the cultural milieu of the day. In Canaanite mythology, their gods were pictured as sitting in assembly on a northern mountain (Psalms 48:1-2).

Isaiah 14:13-14

 13 For you said to yourself, ‘I will ascend to heaven and set my throne above God’s stars. I will preside on the mountain of the gods far away in the north.’

 14 ‘I will climb to the highest heavens and be like the Most High.’

Many teachers and commentators allude to the Shekinah glory of God when they refer to His glory or presence dwelling among His people. However, the noun shekinah is not found in either the Old Testament or New Testament. This term is derived from post-biblical writings of the Jewish people found in the Jewish Targums and rabbinic literature. It describes the immanent presence in the world of the transcendent Deity.

Many passages in the Old Testament record the presence of God dwelling among the people of Israel are in a particular place: Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:16-18), in the Tabernacle (Exodus 40:34-35), or the temple (2 Chronicles 6:1-2).

When the Old Testament refers to the Father dwelling, abiding, or settling down among the people it uses the Hebrew verb shakan. Shakan is translated as “the one who dwells” or “that which dwells.”

Exodus 40:34 The cloud covered the Tabernacle, and the glory of the LORD filled the Tabernacle.

Check it out for yourself. Do some due diligence with a concordance and Bible encyclopedias. The word shekinah is not found in the Old Testament. In the New Testament, the concept of the indwelling presence of the Spirit of God is found in the book of John. It references the incarnation.

John 1:14 The Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.

When the Lord Jesus Christ was on the earth, He made His home among the people of planet Earth. He literally pitched His tent and dwelt among us.

The Greek word translated as dwelt or made His home is skenoo. Skenoo means to pitch a tent, settle, take up residence. The Greek noun derived from this verb is skenos. It refers to a tent, or lodging, temporary abode as opposed to a permanent structure.

Matthew 24:30 The sign that the Son of Man is coming will appear in the heavens, and there will be deep mourning among all the peoples of the earth. And they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

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© Dr. H 2022

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