Show Me Your Glory

Here is a ‘mini’ study about God’s glory, goodness and proclaiming His name.

1. Read exodus 33:18-22 and 34:5-7. note that in chapter 33, God announces what He is going to show Moses and then shows him in chapter 34. List what those verses tell you about who God is.

Exodus 33:18-22
18 Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”

19 And the LORD said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the LORD, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 20 But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.”

21 Then the LORD said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. 22 When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. 23 Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.”

Exodus 34:5-7
5 Then the LORD came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed his name, the LORD. 6 And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”

2. Read the list of characteristics God revealed to Moses. Note which is the easiest and which is the most challenging for you to believe is a part of His goodness.

3. What causes you to question God’s goodness?

4. Meditate on the following words from an ancient hymn. How do you think God’s goodness and the other aspects of His character can “bind” our hearts to Him?

“Let Thy goodness like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee”

http://www.navpress.com/images/pdfs/9781600067150.pdf
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2 Responses to “Show Me Your Glory”

  1. Jeromy Mceady Says:

    Love your site man keep up the good work

  2. khollandsblog Says:

    To experience the goodness of God
    Draw near to Him and
    He will draw near to you
    The nearness of God is your good!

    But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, That I may tell of all Your works. -Ps73:28

    Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. -Ja 4:8

    Barriers and Breakthroughs

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