“Now show me your glory.” [Exodus 33:18]

Moses reiterated what God had asked him to do.  He then asked that God would teach him how to fulfill the task he had been given.  The answer is awesome.  No school book learning, no detailed set of instructions, just this – “My Presence will go with you and I will give you rest”.  Encouraged Moses asked for more – “Now show me your glory”.   This request was slightly ‘off’ center.  Moses was given marching orders, he had been given the promise of the presence of God, but now he wanted to see before acting!

I remember asking a similar question when being called to leave my work and follow God into full-time ministry.  My question was…but where are we going?  I was told to know a thing before I obeyed would not be faith, whether old or New Testament those that follow Christ walk by faith and not by sight.   That was 37 years ago and His goodness has continually passed in front of me.

We tend to think the Old Testament stories are about something other than grace and faith.  They are actually lessons to teach us about them.  We must act on what we say we believe if we desire to ‘see God’s Glory’.  The evidence of God’s unseen glory is His goodness to us and activated by our faith; a faith that rests in the goodness of God.  This was the confidence David had when he penned the words, “I am still confident of this; I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.  Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord” [Psalm 27:13-14]

Further Reading:  Exodus 33; Psalm 31:19-24; John 14:1;