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Delighting in my God, I desire to dwell in His pleasure and to help others experience true delight.

"Delight Yourself in the Lord;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
And He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your judgment as the noonday.  
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him;..." Ps 37:4-7a

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Glory

A to Z Challenge


Glory: What is Glory? John Piper puts it like this:

“I believe the glory of God is the going public of His infinite worth. I define the holiness of God as the infinite value of God, the infinite intrinsic worth of God. And when that goes public in creation, the heavens are telling the glory of God, and human beings are manifesting His glory, because we're created in His image, and we're trusting His promises so that we make Him look gloriously trustworthy.

The public display of the infinite beauty and worth of God is what I mean by "glory," and I base that partly on Isaiah 6, where the seraphim say, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty. The whole earth is full of his—" and you would expect them to say "holiness" and they say "glory." They're ascribing "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty. The whole earth is full of His—" and when that goes public in the earth and fills it, you call it "glory."

So God's glory is the radiance of His holiness, the radiance of His manifold, infinitely worthy and valuable perfections.” 

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6 comments:

  1. Thank you Maria, this is glorious. Thank you for sharing His word.


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    1. You are such an encouragement, Susan. Thank you. Maria

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  2. God's glory is also revealed in His handiwork. The stars above in the night time sky cry out to give God the glory for creating such a wonderous universe.

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    1. Amen to that, Stephen. Thank you for your observations. Maria

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  3. Hi Maria. Did not know you were participating. Good to see you here :)
    'Glory' says to me magification of God with high honor, reverence and praise. Not sure if that's what Piper is saying.

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    1. Thank you for your insight, Sharon. I think God's glory is a many faceted diamond of a concept. Magnification is definitely a shining facet. Maria

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