God had a purpose in Moses’ ministry. Yet Moses asked God, “Show Me Your Glory!”. The law could never bring us fully into the Glory of God. So God told Moses that he couldn’t see His face and live and offered him an alternative – to see a passing glory. Moses who represented the law received a glory that faded away. Therefore, Moses wore a veil on his face until the glory faded.
Moses nearly blew the whole thing by his faith! What if Moses answered God and said, “I am willing to die to see Your Glory!” Man O man, God would have had to raise up Joshua real quick!
What is Glory? It is God’s opinion that reveals our true worth or intrinsic value.
Glory is much more than a shining object.
Only love can reveal glory. So we cry like Moses, “Show me your glory!” and God responds, “Are you willing to die?”
The old man can never enter the glory of God. We must take up our cross and daily deny ourselves. What is it to deny yourself? It is to die to your opinion of self as revealed by your carnal senses and experiences. As such we cry to God, “Show me Your opinion of me!” God says, “You are Holy, Righteous and of Great Value to Me!”
God says, “You are Holy, Righteous and of Great Value to Me!”
We are crucified in Christ – dead to sin, dead to guilt, dead to condemnation. Yet it is not death that we are called to, but abundant life and resurrection power. Man is the Glory of God. The Glory of God (God’s opinion that reveals inherent, intrinsic value) is revealed in the “New Man” or “New Creature” in Christ.
Maybe you are sick, do you want to see God’s glory? God’s opinion is that you are healed! Therefore we pray, “Show me Your Glory!” We discover Christ in us and He becomes our hope of glory. Maybe your opinion of yourself is that you are a no good sinner, yet God’s opinion is, you are loved by Him. Why not pray like Moses today, “SHOW ME YOUR GLORY!”
“If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from people who are perishing. Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.
You see, we don’t go around preaching about ourselves. We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.” 2 Cor 4:3-7