Summary: An understanding of the “Majesty” of God will surely motivate us to live an upright and godly life in this present wicked generation.

MAJESTY OF GOD (Daniel 5:18-19, Psalm 21:5)

What do we mean when we talk about the “Majesty” of God? Only 30 verses in the Bible (KJV) mention the word so it is easy to let the Bible itself explain to us what God’s Majesty really is. As we read Daniel 5:18-19 we are struck by the scriptural revelation of the true meaning of Majesty.

“O thou king, the most high God, gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father a kingdom, and majesty and glory, and honour: and for the majesty that he gave him, all people, nations, and languages, trembled and feared before him: whom he would he slew; and whom he would he kept alive; and whom he would he set up; and whom he would he put down.”

Nebuchadnezzar’s majesty had something to do with the power delegated to him by almighty God to be “a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil” (Rom. 13:4). Whom he would he slew. Whom he would he kept alive. Whom he would he set up {promoted}. Whom he would he put down. What awesome majesty Nebuchadnezzar had. But how much greater is the Majesty of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Ps. 21:1-5)!

I.) Majesty is an attribute unique to Kings (We address Kings as “Your Majesty”)

It is a royal attribute (I Chron. 29:25)

A.) The first mention of the word in the bible is found on the lips of Israel’s greatest King (I Chron. 29:10-12). Only a king could have understood the true meaning of God’s majesty.

“Thine O LORD, is the . . . majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine: thine is the kingdom, O LORD. Thou art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all.”

B.) Because Jesus is the King of Kings

(Rev. 19:16; 17:14) all majesty

belongs to Him. Jesus delegates some

of his majesty to earthly kings.

1.) David (as a type of Christ)

(Ps. 21:1, 5; Ps. 45:1,3)

2.) Solomon (as a type of Christ)

(I Chron. 29:25)

3.) Even pagan unbelievers like

Ahasuerus (Esther 1:4)

4.) Even the basest of men like

Nebuchadnezzar (Dan. 5:18-19)

a.) Notice that

Nebuchadnezzar is

judged with insanity when he

refused to acknowledge his

majesty had been delegated to him by God and was not his

own. (Dan. 4:30-33)

b.) When he repented and

humbled himself

before God, seven years

later, his majesty was

restored to him (Dan. 4:6)

c.) He learned what God’s

majesty really means

to man: it means: “none can

stay God’s hand, or say unto

him, What doest thou?” (Dan.


d.) “Where the word of a

king is, there is

power: and who may say unto

him, What doest thou?” (Eccl.

8:4). “For he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him”

(Eccl. 8:3)

II.) God’s Majesty is something the Bible calls

“Terrible” and which causes men to fear Him

(Job 37:22-24)

A.) As the King of Kings our God is the

Sovereign ‘Judge’ of the Universe!

Thus one synonym for ‘judge’

is ‘majestrate’

1.) It is God’s majesty that

causes him to use his Kingly

power to execute judgment and

justice in the earth.

2.) Isaiah 2:10-21 tells us how

greatly men fear before the

LORD when the glory of His majesty

shakes the earth to judge man’s pride and idols! God’s terrible

majesty will “shake terribly the earth (Isa. 2:21; Heb. 12:25-29).

a.) Should not every

earthquake help us to

truly fear God’s terrible

majesty as we realize the

real judgment day has not yet come!

3.) The King hath power to punish

all treason, rebellion, and indignities whatsoever. All that

will not hear and obey him shall be destroyed!

B.) Solomon typifies the millennial reign

of Jesus (Matt. 12:42). But even as the prince of peace he exercises his majestic

power to gather out of his kingdom “all

things that offend and them which do

iniquity” (Matt. 13:41)

1.) The LORD bestowed on Solomon

his “royal majesty” (I Chron. 29:25).

2.) Majesty was bestowed on

Solomon so he could judge

Israel in wisdom (I Kings 3:9 with 2

Chron. 1:10-11)

a.) He puts Adonijah to

death (I Kings 2:23-25)

b.) He spares Abiathar

though he should have

died (I Kings 2:26). Notice

you can commit sins that

disqualify you from continuing as a priest unto

God (I Kings 2:27).

c.) He puts Joab to death

(I Kings 2:29-34)

d.) He puts Shimei to

death for cursing (I

Kings 2:36-46)

3.) Solomon had such great

majesty that as judge he

could order a baby to be cut in half

with a sword and it whould have been

done (I Kings 3:9, 16-28)

a.) After this incident

all Israel “feared

the king: for they saw that

the wisdom of God was in him,

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