Saturday, January 09, 2016

God's Glory Made Known

"...God wishes to to dwell with men, to have His reality and splendor known to them.  But this is only possible when they take account of the stunning quality of His holiness and set out in faith and obedience to let that character be manifested in them....But nowhere is the reality and the splendor of His presence and His character seen as in His Son (Isaiah 4:2).  Here the near blinding quality of His glory is fully portrayed, "We beheld His glory, the glory as of the only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth."  (John 1:14). Through Him and through His presence in the church, God' glory is indeed filling the earth.

Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament
Volume I
Page 943
A study on the word "kabod"

This is part of the reason we celebrate Christmas...Immanuel, God with us, God making Himself known in Christ, God revealing Himself in Christ.  As Christ Himself said, "He who has seen Me has seen the Father" (John 14:9).  The church is the body of Christ and part of its responsibility is to show forth the glory of God on the earth.  Let us endeavor to conduct our services to accomplish that each Sunday so that each of us will carry that forth with us by faith and obedience during the week.

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