God’s Glory

The Psalms contain a good reflection of the glory of God, but so does every book in the Bible. Still, can those living in darkness recognize His glory? Is faith necessary to perceive such glory? The heavens declare the glory of God and the creation bares witness to Him. However, truth can be denied as the enemy calls darkness light and the light dark. (Isa. 5: 20). Moreover, human perception is limited particularly with respect to the glory of God’s wisdom and thought. 

I’ve been intrigued with the reality of perfection, infinity and how these two concepts define and distinguish God’s nature and character. Do they apply to His glory as well? As part of creation, perhaps a very significant part, do we contain that same glory that shows through His workmanship? To express a link between humans and God raises issues both theological and theoretical, but perhaps only due to attribution. Do secular Humanists actually worship an image of man and creation that is glorious in its known singularity? We see in their movies the grand and glorious utopia that they think can be created once man evolves beyond his belief in God, morality, and righteousness, but would they grant that it would be glorious? God does have an inseparable connection to Glory, as it belongs to Him, entirely. That which only pretends of glory is false, fools gold, flickering lights that have no substance and constitutes a fraud of deception. 

Therefore, God’s Glory is both real and seen by faith. The vision of  Stephen where the Lord Yeshua was standing at God’s right hand was glorious to Him as he attempted to describe what he saw. Throughout the history of Biblical accounts we see encounters with heavenly beings whom reveal a glory of God’s presence. Most notably are Moses encounters with God, beginning at the burning bush, but later causing his countenance to glow when he had been in the tent of meeting. The entire congregation of Israel saw God’s Glory in a pillar of fire by night and cloud by day. Yeshua was glorified in the transfiguration and after His resurrection, such that his clothes shined brilliantly white.

Have you ever beheld the glory of God, marveled at His beauty, wondered at His wisdom, or bowed at His Amazing grace? You can see His glory in the beauty of a magnificent landscape or sunset. Moreover, you can experience His Glory in Spirit-filled worship. “To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.” (Jude 1: 24-25).

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