The Glory of God

God’s Glory

  • In was something that was seen –Exodus 16:7, 10
  • It was an unmistakable presence – 2 Chron. 7:1-3
  • It is powerful and fearful – Deuteronomy 5:24-25
  • It was taken from Israel when the ark was gone – 1 Samuel 4:21-22
  • It is to be celebrated – 1 Chronicles 16:10
  • It reflects God’s splendor and honor – 1 Chron. 16:24, 28, 29
  • It reflects God’s beauty and excellency – 1 Chron. 16: 27
  • God’s glory lasts forever – Ps 104:31, Matt 6:13, Ro. 11:36, Gal. 1:5, Phil 4:20, Rev. 5:13
  • The whole earth is full of His glory – Isaiah 6:3
  • God’s glory is above the heavens – Psalm 8:1

What is God’s Glory?

  • The glory of God is the manifested beauty of His holiness! It is his perfectly divine attributes on display for us! 
  • (Manifest = made apparent)
  • Proof of this is found in Isaiah 6:1-3

God’s presence – God’s Glory

  • Read Exodus 33:7-23 – The presence of God provided rest and blessings
    • Moses wanted to see God’s glory and experience God’s goodness.

He made all things to declare His glory!

  • The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” – Ps. 19:1
  • “God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.” – Habakkuk 3:3
  • “…his glory is above the earth and heaven.”Psalm 148:13

God will not give up His glory!

  • I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.” – Isaiah 42:8

He gave us Jesus to manifest His glory!

  • (4) ‘In whom (the lost) the god of this world (Satan) hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. (6) For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” 2 Cor. 4:4,6
  • Jesus, the brightness of the Father’s glory Heb 1:3
  • Jesus is crowned with glory – Hebrews 2:7-9
  • Jesus entered into His glory (Luke 24:26) which is a picture of the resurrection (1 Peter 1:11)
  • Jesus is coming back in glory – Matt 16:27, 24:30

How do we respond to God’s glory?

  • The purpose of our life is for the world to look at us and say, God is glorious…it is not us!
  • Declare God’s glory – Psalm 96:3, 7, 8

Let Christ’s light shine – do good works

  • “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matt 5:16

Don’t seek our own glory

  • It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.” – Prov. 25:27

Glory in knowing God

  • “Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me (God), that I am the Lord which exercises lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth: for these things I delight, saith the Lord.” Jer 9:23-24

Do all things to glorify God

  • “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”1 Cor. 10:31

Remember that we were created for God’s glory

“Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.” – Isaiah 43:7