[A]nd while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by. Exodus 33:22
God is responding to a desperate heart cry from Moses.
Show me your glory.
Show me your kabod
Glory is a good translation,
But it’s one that doesn’t quite capture all that the Hebrew is.
It is honor.
It is splendor.
It is riches and reputation.
It is something we give great weight to.
It is presence and position.
It is fullness and significance.
And that kind of glory belongs to God alone.
The psalms tell us God’s glory is above the heavens.
And the heavens, in turn, declare it.
There is glory is His name.
But Isaiah tells us it will be revealed
And the earth will be full of the glory of the Lord.
Like Moses, Isaiah saw the glory.
So did Solomon.
So did John.
And it was too much.
But what if we all earnestly prayed,
“Lord, show me Your glory.”