August 20, 2012

God’s Glory Revealed

Written by Boyd Bailey

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- August 20, 2012

“So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.” When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” Exodus 3:3-4

The glory of God is revealed through humility, not pride. He chose a humble thorn bush, not a proud oak tree. It’s to the lowly lovers of the Lord that he shows Himself in His regal righteousness. Indeed, the fire of the Holy Spirit burns brightly in a life combustible for Christ. The fire of faith will not be extinguished in a humble heart that burns for God.

As disciples of Jesus, we are called to be His humble servants. It is not the places of honor that we seek, but the place of dependency that we desire. The lower the status of self is relegated, the higher we look up to our Lord in reverence. Christ is within us for salvation and companionship, but He is above us for worship and praise. He is our confidant and our Lord—our Savior and our Master.  We are His friend and follower.

“Jesus replied, “If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me.” John 8:54

When you confess Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you glorify your Father in heaven.  When your behavior follows the behavior of Christ you bring Him glory. God reveals His glory through your humble service in your home. Your gracious attitude at work is a commercial for the Lord’s glory. His glory is revealed when you revel in His forgiveness toward you and are gracious to extend forgiveness toward others.

You are the Lord’s light that carries His glory. The enemy tries to extinguish your eternal illumination, but your integrity shines forth. He wants to hide your light under his bushel of disbelief, but you add fuel to the fire by quoting Christ’s transforming truth to him. God’s glory is your rear guard, your covering overhead, and your torch for Him to guide your next step. He reveals His glory in you and through you for His own glory!

“For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 4:6

Related Readings: Isaiah 6:8; Philippians 1:11; 1 Peter 1:7; 4:13

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray I will be a pure and humble vessel that reveals the light of Your glory.

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Comments

  1. LNS says:

    Your daily devotionals spoke to me, and seemed to be the right thing at the right time, to hear. I was asking God about many things and reading your daily devotionals gave me peace about some things going on, and advice to follow. I appreciated it and hope to continue receiving them. I will read them, daily.

  2. Ethan says:

    This is very interesting! These are great metaphors! I believe all Christians should read this!

    1. Ethan says:

      And all the Wisdom Hunter Devotionals! They help Christians grow in faith.

  3. Sandi Simmons says:

    I look forward to reading your daily devotionals and passing them on as led. Thank you. Also know that you will remain in our prayers for your continued health. In Christ, Sandi

    1. Boyd says:

      Thank you Sandi. In Him, Boyd

  4. Nicole says:

    I just decided today that i was gonna write my son off. he’s dangerously difficult. i rarely go through my emails, but just now i did. this email about wisdom hunters was in my inbox. it stunned me because it not only reminded of what i had prayed about the day before, it felt like God was answering me…responding back. wow! especially since no one except i knew what i was talking to Him about. thank you, Jesus! He’s so amazing & wondrous!

    1. Boyd says:

      Nicole, He is perfect in His timing. Thanks for the comment and we will pray the Lord will continue to guide you in your relationship with your son. – Boyd


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