One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.
God’s Majestic Glory is often described as a cloud, lightning, fire, and smoke. He is so pure and dazzling that man can’t look upon it unprotected. The overwhelming brightness of Jesus’ glory blinded Saul on the road to Damascus. When Moses asked to see God’s glory God told him he couldn’t look upon His face and live. We have a very weak sense of God’s beauty, but we were created to crave it. Most of the time instead of drawing closer to the magnificent creator, we satisfy this longing by chasing after His creation. There is nothing in creation that comes anywhere close to the Majestic Glory of God. When we come anywhere close to it, it changes us. It is so attractive and worthwhile that everything else pales in comparison to it. After spending time with God, the Israelites were afraid to look at Moses’ face because his skin would shine.
When you spend time with Naddir Kavod, the name scripture gives God as Majestic Glory, does anyone notice a change in your appearance or behavior?
– Repent of only seeking beauty in God’s creation and not seeking Naddir Kavod the most splendid of all beauty.
– Pray and ask the Lord to show you his Majestic Glory.
– Listen and think about Naddir Kavod and the promise that the Holy Spirit will transform us to be more and more like Him.
– Meditate and ask the Holy Spirit how you can help others to see the beauty of God. What would that look like?