Like the blind men who touched different parts of the elephant and thought they knew the whole, we touch just a piece of God's glory and think we know what it is. But we can't agree with each other, so we must not know. Or we try to wrap it up in one big idea: God is great, full of splendour But does that help?
Moses asked God, "Show me your glory " And God shouts to be known. Yet, just like the boy in The Emperor's New Clothes, a voice inside me cries out, "I don't see it There must be more " Do you see and understand God's glory? If we did, we would be terrified, undone, never the same. And I long for you to know it that way, too.
This study examines every use of the key words used for glory in the Old Testament and the New. We will see the lie about glory that changed everything. Yet the truth about glory is both dangerous and good. It binds us to God in an indivisible eternal bond. It is our identity and purpose for being. It gives to us a magnificent burden that is just the beginning of seeing and knowing glory.