February 26

Jud 1:24-25 (ESV)
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, 25 to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.

V25, He is not only our Keeper and Perfecter—He is God our Savior. It is a marvel that God should be so interested in us that He would also become our Savior, in the sense that He devised the plan whereby we are saved and He provided His sinless Son as the sacrificial Lamb. Who alone is wise —ultimately all wisdom comes from God (cf. Jas. 1:5). Our wisdom is merely derived from the fount of wisdom, the only wise God.

If worship (Old English “worth- ship”) means ascribing to God what He is worthy of, it will be glory, and majesty, dominion, and power.

Glory—the superlative honor He deserves for all He is and all He has done for us, (here in the sense of great honor).

Majesty—the dignity and splendor He deserves as the Supreme Monarch of the universe (Gk. megalōsynē; he is greater than all).

Dominion—the unchallenged sway which is His by sovereign right (Gk. kratos; his sovereign reign has no boundaries).

Power or Authority—the might and prerogative to rule all that His hands have made (Gk. exousia; he rules over all creation).
In other words, may the praiseworthiness of God, who is as gracious as he is great, be fully acknowledged in his people’s adoration of him.

He was worthy of such praise in the past, He is worthy at the present time, and He will be worthy of it throughout eternity. Apostates and false teachers may seek to rob Him of glory, detract from His majesty, grumble against His dominion, and challenge His power. But all true believers find their greatest fulfillment in glorifying and enjoying Him both now and forever.

Messanic Prophecies Jesus Fulfilled

Messiah would be mocked and ridiculed

Psa 22:7-8 (ESV)
All who see me mock me; they make mouths at me; they wag their heads; 8 “He trusts in the Lord; let him deliver him; let him rescue him, for he delights in him!”

Luk 23:35 (ESV)
And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!”

Soldiers would gamble for Messiah’s garments

Psa 22:18 (ESV)
they divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.

Luk 23:34 (ESV)
And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.

Messiah’s bones would not be broken

Psa 34:20 (ESV)
He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.

Jn 19:33-36 (ESV)
But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 34 But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. 35 He who saw it has borne witness— his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth— that you also may believe. 36 For these things took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken.”