Fortner: Seeing the Glory of God

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Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” (John 11.40)

Every believer’s great desire is to see the glory of God. Almost every time we pray, whether in the public assembly of God’s church or in private, we repeat the prayer of Moses: ‘I beseech thee, show me thy glory’ (Exod. 33:18). We do not always use his words, but the prayer is the same: ‘Lord, show us your glory.’ Is this your desire? It is mine. Why is it then that we seem to see the glory of God so little? Our Lord tells us very plainly, Jesus said, ‘said I not unto thee, that if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?’ This was a gentle, but firm reproof. If Martha had simply believed she would have seen the glory of God in her brother’s sickness and death, as well as in his resurrection. What a reproof this is to us today! If we did but believe in God, as he ought to be believed, if we implicitly trusted him in all things, as we say we do, we should see his glory in all things.

 Donald S. Fortner, Grace for Today: Daily Devotional Readings, (Danville, KY: Grace Baptist Church of Danville, 1986), 50.

Jeremiah 9.24

"But let him who glories glory in this,
That he understands and knows Me,
That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth.
For in these I delight,” says the Lord."

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