GLORY ON DISPLAY

Psa.19:1,2 – The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.

God’s glory is on display all around us. Everything from oxygen to rainbows, eyebrows to knuckles; the Lord is crying out in His creation and in His works for our affection. We see His infinite nature in the vastness of the universe, and we see His precision in the organs of our body. Who thought of light and or an eye to see it? Who thought of air and lungs to breath it? Like He said to Job of old, “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it?” Job 38:4,4

Actually the whole purpose of everything is to display the glory of God. Creation, the virgin birth, redemption, the outpouring of the Spirit, signs and wonders; all of it is actually God’s glory on display. Here is how Jonathan Edwards describes it.

“Thus it is fit, since there is an infinite fountain of light and knowledge, that this light should shine forth in beams of communicated knowledge and understanding; and, as there is an infinite fountain of holiness, moral excellence, and beauty, that so it should flow out in communicated holiness. And that, as there is an infinite fullness of joy and happiness, so these should have an emanation, and “become a fountain flowing out in abundant streams, as beams from the sun. Thus it appears reasonable to suppose that it was God’s last end that there might be a glorious and abundant emanation of his infinite fullness of good ad extra, or without himself; and that the disposition to communicate himself, or diffuse his own FULLNESS, was what moved him to create the world.”

He says that if God is great and good, His very nature is begging to burst forth in displays of glory. The Bible is a glimpse into that glory from creation to prophesy, from the incarnation to crucifixion and the resurrection. The greatest display of God’s glory is what the Bible is all about; redemption. Horrible people like you and me are forgiven, transformed, and finally conformed into His image. When Christ returns we will see His glory and we will be put on display clothed with His magnificent glory. That’s what this is all about, you are being reserved as exhibit ‘A’ of the glory of God.

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