Tomorrow at church, we will be singing The Revelation Song.  It’s a neat praise song, worshipful and Biblical.  The lyrics come straight out of Revelation, the last book of the Bible.  That’s where I’m still reading.

The chorus of the song starts off

Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come

This comes straight from Rev 4:8, where the adoration of God the Father is described.

Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying:

“‘Holy, holy, holy
is the Lord God Almighty,
who was, and is, and is to come.”

I’m not sure why I didn’t recognize it before, but the commentary I am reading along-side the Bible mentioned that the holies match up to the timeframes: one holy for God who was, one holy for God who is, and one holy for God who is to come.

God isn’t simply eternal and good, He is eternally good.  He alone deserves our praise and worship and devotion and effort and attention.  Not our jobs, not our hobbies, not our spouse and family, not the back yard where that crabgrass keeps growing by the fence.  Those things are all worthy of attention, in the proper place.  Psalm 127:1 says

Unless the LORD builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the LORD guards the city,
The watchman keeps awake in vain.

It’s all His, all the time.  Past, present, and future.

Amen, and amen.  So be it.

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