Bought by the Blood

September 28, 2009

Matt Redman on God’s glory

Q. 7. What is God?
A. God is a Spirit, in and of himself infinite in being, glory, blessedness, and perfection; all-sufficient, eternal, unchangeable, incomprehensible, everywhere present, almighty, knowing all things, most wise, most holy, most just, most merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth.

I’ve been wanting to write a devotional on the glory of God and haven’t gotten around to it yet.  I may still do that, but until I do, here are some excellent thoughts on the glory of God from Matt Redman!

Glory has to be one of the most used worship words these days (and for good reason) – but because of that, we need to be really clear about what we mean by it. For many people it’s one of those words we kind of know what we’re talking about conceptually, but would find it hard to express the meaning if were asked for a concise definition. That’s where Mr Piper comes in. I love the way he describes to us what the word ‘glory’ is all about:

“ The glory of God is the manifestation of his holiness. God’s holiness is the incomparable perfection of his divine nature; his glory is the display of that holiness.”

So in other words, the holiness of God is everything about God that makes Him matchless, perfect and high above all others – and His glory is the shining of that holiness. Or as Piper goes on to explain:

“ ‘God is glorious’ means God’s holiness has gone public. His glory is the open revelation of the secret of his holiness… The holiness of God is his concealed glory. The glory of God is his revealed holiness.”

I love that – it’s what inwardly and instinctively we already knew, but defined in a few concise sentences that really help get a handle on what we’re talking about.

via THE GLORY OF GOD | worshipcentral.


1 Comment »

  1. I don’t know If I said it already but …Great site…keep up the good work. 🙂 I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, 🙂

    A definite great read..Jim Bean

    Comment by JimmyBean — October 1, 2009 @ 4:45 am | Reply

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