The glory of God

There’s a Christian praise song which has in its chorus “Show me Your glory”.  I don’t think the author of the lyrics knew what they were asking.  If we really saw the glory of the Lord, we would die.  We can no more survive God’s glory than we can survive a thermonuclear explosion.  Our earthly bodies weren’t designed for heaven.  Those who saw the Angel of the Lord (as opposed to the actual Glory of the Lord) fainted until revived and strengthened.  Even Moses, who saw visions, couldn’t look on God and live.  In our spirit, and later, with our new immortal bodies we shall see Him.  And we shall know Him: God, who is Love.

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One Response to “The glory of God”

  1. worship101 Says:

    I have to disagree on one point… I believe that God’s glory is manifest in many different ways. In fact, II Corinthians 3 tells us that we are the glory of God!

    In the verse you’re talking about Moses DOES see God’s glory…. just not his face. God says that his glory is going to pass by, but Moses cannot see his face and live.

    In Exodus 16 all of the Israelites saw the Glory of God in a cloud (v. 10).

    In Exodus 24 the glory was a consuming fire.

    I Kings 8 – And the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled his temple.

    Just my 2 cents 🙂

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