‘Glory’ has been the dream of many sports people over recent days and even in days to come with the Olympics planned to be held in Tokyo. Hundreds have driven themselves in training and discipline to achieve fame, recognition and acclaim as they excel in their chosen field whether that is sport, studies or even life choices. Many are admired for such dedication.
Human glory, however, is often short-lived and even tarnished; records are broken, achievements surpassed and sadly grand occasions forgotten. But the GOD OF GLORY is never surpassed or forgotten. The impression He makes is never short-lived and certainly never forgotten. In fact, it is life changing.
David the psalmist knew his God as such a glorious God: Psalm 29:
3 “The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the GOD OF GLORY thunders; the Lord is over many waters. 4 The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty… 9 … And in His temple everyone says, “Glory!”
Remarkably, although such a GOD OF GLORY was high and apart from all human worthies, He was not distant nor remote; He had a people and wished to bless them:
10 “The Lord sat enthroned at the Flood, and the Lord sits as King forever. 11 The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.”
The great patriarch Abraham one day met the GOD OF GLORY and experienced a life changing impact and blessing. Acts chapter 7 verses 2-3: “And he said …The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran, 3 and said to him, ‘Get out of your country and from your relatives, and come to a land that I will show you.’” Abraham obeyed God.