Day One: God’s Glorious Goodness

Exodus 33:18-19b (NIV)
Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”
And the LORD said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the LORD, in your presence.”

“But the glory that is his [God’s] goal is in fact a two-sided, two-stage relationship: it is, precisely, a conjunction of (a) revelatory acts on his part whereby he shows his glory to men and angels in free generosity, with (b) responsive adoration on their part whereby they give him glory out of gratitude for what they have seen and received. In this conjunction is realized the fellowship of love for which God’s rational creatures were and are made, and for which fallen human beings have now been redeemed.” [J.I. Packer, Concise Theology, 59]

“God graciously reveals his glorious goodness to the one who seeks him. Moses met with God ‘face-to-face,’ and he wanted more – to know God, to understand God, and to see God’s glory. ‘Show me your glory’ was a request rooted in the ongoing relationship with God and the longing for more of God – who are you and what are your ways? It is God who is gracious and merciful to show us his glory in a way that we can see and live.” [Pastor Tim]

Prayer: God, thank you for your glorious goodness that draws us in. Teach us your ways so we may see you more clearly and live more fully in your presence. In Jesus’ name, amen. 

Let’s worship with “Open The Gates” by Vertical Worship (click here).