Malchuyot Day 25
It is our duty to praise the Master of all, and ascribe greatness to the Author of creation, who has not made us like the nations of the lands, nor placed us like the families of the earth; who has not made our portion like theirs, nor our destiny like all their multitudes. We bow in worship and thank the Supreme King of kings, the Holy One, blessed be He, who extends and heavens and establishes the earth, whose throne of glory is in the heavens above, and whose power’s Presence is in the highest of heights. He is our God, there is no other. Truly He is our King; there is none else, as it is written in His Torah: “You shall know and take to heart this day that the Lord is God, in heaven above and on earth below. There is no other.”
Upon reflecting on today’s reading, we invite you to share your thoughts on the following question(s) by emailing or dropping them in the box in the Temple lobby:
- How do you understand the imagery of “throne of glory,” and “Supreme King of kings”? Does this imagery create too much of a distance between you and God? What are the benefits or drawbacks of this distance?