Exodus 33:18 Then Moses said, “I pray You, show me Your glory!”

Psalm 4:6 Many are saying, “Who will show us any good?” Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O LORD!

John 1:18 No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.

The Scriptures are clear that the heart of those who love God will seek His face and will seek His glory.  Moses longed to see the glory of God and it was shown to Him. In fact, if one goes on to read and consider what God did after Moses prayed for God to show him His glory, it is clear that God is sovereign and that His sovereignty is an important aspect to that glory. There is no way to think about this but that to deny His sovereignty is to deny His glory which is an essential aspect of His being.

When God promises Moses to show Moses His glory, His sovereignty was clearly listed as what He was going to show Moses:

19 And He said, “I Myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the LORD before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion.

It is a fact of Scripture that God promises or reveals in several placs that He will be gracious to whom He will be gracious and He will show compassion on whom He will show compassion. In this context it is a vital aspect of His glory. Therefore, why do ministers so flee from this truth? Why do they want to hide this from the people that fill the pews or chairs and why do they want to hide this from those they are evangelizing?

Jesus taught us this great truth as well. He taught us that no one could come to the Father unless that person was drawn. If this is an important aspect of the glory of God and Jesus taught this, then why is this so hidden in our day? Why is it that ministers who think of themselves as Reformed hide this great truth from the people they are supposed to shepherd? Can we be faithful shepherds if we hide an important aspect of the glory of God?

 

 

 

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