Day 6 Devo - The Glory Revealed

In the Old Testament, God chose to reveal His glory to the nation of Israel in various ways. As they traveled through the wilderness after leaving captivity in Egypt, the Lord led them by a pillar of fire by night and pillar of smoke during the day. In the Holy of Holies, where only the high priest could enter with the blood of the yearly sacrifice for sin, the blinding glory of God sometimes descended and filled the temple. This radiance was so intense that the priests could not even remain inside the outer rooms of the temple. On one occasion, the Lord revealed the "after-glow" of His glory to Moses. Though God shielded the man in a small mountain cave to protect him from the devastating radiance, Moses' shining face was so frightening to the Israelites that Moses wore a veil over his face to hide the glory of God from them!

Today the glory of God is not manifested just in occasional physical phenomena as it was then. Today the glory shines in all who believe. As the Holy Spirit of God enters us in His fullness, the glory of God is revealed in us, as it was in the Temple of Israel before. Now every believer is a Temple of the Living God.   (I Cor. 6:19)

"He will bring glory to Me..." - Jesus (John 16:14a)

Point to Ponder:

The glory of the Lord is evidence of the Spirit's Presence. Only the Holy Spirit can reveal the Living Lord Jesus to us, and only through His supernatural revelation can we begin to perceive our Lord's true majestic beauty and awesome eternal glory.   We worship Jesus because His true glory has been revealed to us, and because we are awed and amazed by who He is. We will see more and more of His wonderful attributes day by day as we allow the Holy Spirit to lead us and fill us. And as we see Him more and more clearly, His eternal glory transforms us!

Read 2 Corinthians 3:18.