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a meditation on God's character

A chapter in the book Knowing God

The Glory of God

by Darlene Franklin

Who is this king of glory? the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
Psalm 24:9

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14

Do you remember the TV series Touched By an Angel? Monica, Tess, Andrew and company appeared as ordinary humans until the time came to reveal they were angels. Then a bright white light shone around them and revealed their real identity.

God's glory, the Shekinah glory, is a little like that. It's a physical manifestation of the grandeur and majesty, the otherness of God. God's glory is one of the first things we learn about God. We don't need a Bible to tell us. From the night he first spread stars across the sky, we've seen it.
Creation, the night sky in particular, cries out of his glory. In it, we see the hands of God and hear his voice.

While God's glory is implicit in creation, it first appears in the pages of scripture at Mt. Sinai. Moses recorded that it looked like a fire burning on top of the mountain. Shades of the burning bush, big enough to be seen for miles around, never going out. Self-sustaining. God passed behind Moses' back in his glory.

Consider what glory shone in the sky on the night Jesus was born. He embodies God's glory.
The apostle John testified, "we have seen his glory." He may have been speaking of the Transformation, which Jesus changed the way the angels did in the TV series. But his glory was reflected in other ways, too. He was "full of grace and truth."

The glory is our promise. The apostle Paul told the Colossians church that the presence of Christ in our lives is our hope of that glory.

Life Lesson: One day God will remove our Songlasses and we will see him in all his glory.

See also: Psalm 19:1; Exodus 24:16-17, 29:43, chapter 33; 1 Chronicles 16:29; Hebrews 1:2-3; Psalm 29:9; Romans 5:2; Ephesians 1:12; Colossians 1:27

Who is God, in the pages of scripture and in our lives?

The days are in no particular order.

Day 1 God Is a Multiplier
Day 2 Nothing Is Too Hard for God
Day 3 God Leads me to an Oasis of Peace
Day 4 God's Home
Day 5 God Goes with Us
Day 6 God Hides Himself
Day 7 God the Shield
Day 8 God the Reward
Day 9 God is the Source of Wisdom
Day 10 God the creator
Day 11 God Is One (in Three Persons)
Day 12 God the Promise-Keeper
Day 13 God's Strength
Day 14 God of Hope
Day 15 God is Spirit
Day 16 Alpha and omega
Day 17 Godâ??s Hands: Introductory Thoughts
Day 18 Godâ??s Hands of Mercy
Day 19 The Glory of God
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