"The LORD, the One Who made the world and everything that is in it, the One Who lit the taper of the sun and put the stars in their places, that's my Shepherd. The One Who threw a carpet of green grass upon the earth and tacked it down with flowers, the One Who scooped up the valleys and piled up the hills, the One Who took the song of the seraph and robed it with feathers and gave it to the nightingale, the One Who took the rainbow and wove it into a scarf and threw it about the shoulders of a dying storm, that's my Shepherd. At evening time, He pulls down the shade of the night and shoots it through with sunset fire. That's my Shepherd." ~ Angel Martinez
This is that Great Shepherd Whose Name we serve.
This is He Whom we have been set-apart to. Kodesh. Holy.
Our manner of life and actions TODAY will either defile and profane His Holy Name, or they will be proclaiming His Majesty before every eye.
"But I am concerned about My Holy Name, which the house of Isra’el is profaning among the nations where they have gone. 22 “Therefore tell the house of Isra’el that Adonai ELOHIM says this: ‘I am not going to do this for your sake, house of Isra’el, but for the sake of My Holy Name, which you have been profaning among the nations where you went. 23 I will set apart My great Name to be regarded as holy, since it has been profaned in the nations - you profaned it among them. The nations will know that I AM ADONAI,’ says Adonai ELOHIM, ‘when, before their eyes, I AM set apart through you to be regarded as holy.” (CJB)
1 Peter 3:15 expounds in that we are to
“treat the Messiah as holy, as Lord in your hearts”.
That is vs 23 of Ezekiel in a glory-filled nutshell:
“The nations will know that I AM ADONAI when, BEFORE THEIR EYES, I AM SET APART THROUGH YOU to be REGARDED as HOLY.”
Are you, too, concerned about His Holy Name among the nations as HE is? What about among your friends? Your neighbors? Your family?
Everything HE has done, is doing and will do is all for the sake of HaSHEM. The Name.
Will I submit to the sanctification of my will that HE may work in and through me? It is only then that I am able to regard Christ as holy in my heart.
HaSHEM. May our lives be a reflection, a demonstration of Your Great Name...before every eye.
B'Shem Yeshua Adoneinu!
(In the Name of Jesus, our LORD)
Before Every Eye...