Scripture for the week of October 23, 2016
He (Moses) said, “Please show me your glory.” Yahweh passed by before him, and proclaimed, “Yahweh! Yahweh, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth, keeping loving kindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and disobedience and sin…” Exodus 33:18, 34:6-7a (WEB)
Have you ever wondered what the glory of God is? Many might think it is the display of supernatural signs, wonders and miracles. God’s response to Moses’ request to see His glory is the revelation of His compassionate, forgiveness. Our disobedience and anything that separates us from God’s presence, peace and love is sin. The Hebrew meaning of His name Yahweh is “I Am that I Am”. So, God is declaring in these verses, “I Am, I really, really Am a merciful and gracious God; very slow to anger, full of abundant love in truth, extending loving kindness and forgiveness to thousands who are separated from me in their rebellious ways. May you know the gift of His abundant grace and merciful loving kindness in your life today and always.
By JoBeth Kested