this year, i'm going to try to read topically instead of cover to cover. i'm planning to do 50 mini-studies on whatever piques my interest.
my first study is titled glory to God, and i'm curious about how and why and how again.
i found something cool.
glorify means "to speak praise" or "to make glorious; to cause so to appear."
in joshua 7, and again in john 9, people were trying to get someone to tell the truth. and they prefaced it by saying "give glory to God."
so either it glorifies God when we tell the truth, or else praising God makes us more willing to be truthful.
i'm guessing it's both.
i think i've got a mental block or something, because God has to show me this all the time, but anything glorifies God that displays His character. and since God is truthful, truthfulness glorifies Him - it's a mini-print of Him.
when we display God's character, we "cause so to appear." it's not that we create or add to His glory, but we put it on display.
He hides His glory.
we uncover it. reveal it.
it is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out - proverbs 25:2
there's so much more to find :).
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