Monday, August 19, 2013

Beauty is a characteristic of a person, animal, place, object, or idea that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction. [

Worship the lord in the beauty of  Holiness.
"Give to the Lord the glory due to His name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness or in holy array." Psalm 29.2
Whenever the word 'holiness ' is mentioned it evokes a sense of awe, fear and obsolete distasteful worship. However , when we take a critical look at the etymology of the word against the backdrop of a historical -theological critical analysis,  we discover that ,what has been hitherto displayed as piety is a far cry of the true concept of Holiness as stated in the holy scriptures.
Holiness means ,the state of being set apart for God's use. Can you imagine if a set of Chinaware were set apart for the use of a special guest at our  christmas dinner , say, if the governor were to visit, I guess we would sort for the most exquisite Chinaware or borrow in other to creat a lasting impression. Those Chinawares would be sanctified  or made holy for the governor's  use. Likewise the church is a type of Chinaware reserved for the  mornarch of the universe and the king of kings, Jesus Christ, now ,what state should the church be.? The answer is best seen in the presition and detailed approach in the building of the temple by king Solomon 1kings 6. 1-38 the process involved exquisite decorations running in to millions of dollars that took seven years to accomplish .
The bible describes the born again Christian as the temple of the Holy spirit. Now ,how beautiful should a place where the most influential personality worships. A picture of what it should look like is best left to the immagination .God says we should worship Him in the beauty  of holiness.
The etymology of the word as used in scripture is that which connotes decoration from the Hebrew word, 'hădârâh' and is  Feminine as in the decoration of a woman : depicting honour,magnificence as in the splendor of an ornament :it also exhibits as it's characteristics ,  comeliness ,excellency ,glorious , majesty.

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