Show Us Your Glory!
From the bottom of his heart he uttered forth the deepest desire to God, “Please, show me Your glory!” Exodus 33:18
Here was a man whose whole life had been marked by the supernatural. God had personally spoken to him from a burning bush and called him forth into ministry. Later, God would speak to Moses face to face as a man speaks to his friend. It’s safe to say that Moses knew God better than anyone of his generation.
Moses had experienced the acts of God – he had repeatedly seen His power and authority on display. He saw the mighty manifestations of God released in signs and wonders in order to deliver Israel from Egypt; and of course, as he extended his rod of authority the Red Sea was split open to make a way of escape. He saw and knew God’s healing power, as well as His ability to miraculously provide provision for forty years in the wilderness.
Moses knew the ways of God – he received His counsel and much revelation from many meetings with his God. He was a man of the Word; the first five books of the Bible came through Moses. He was a man of faith who is mentioned in Hebrews chapter eleven, that great faith chapter that is full of past examples to help us in our walk of faith today.
I believe Moses was the most outstanding, most often quoted figure of the Old Covenant. And yet, after all he had seen, known, and experienced with his God, this is the one thing he longed for more than anything else – “Please, show me Your glory!”
What is the Glory of God?
Exactly! What was this that had become such an all-consuming desire in the heart of Moses? Better yet, is this something that all the rest of us can know and experience? And the question at the top of the list is this – does God desire for us to see and experience His glory? Is it something in line with His will for us?
“And the Glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it.” Isaiah 40:5
Moses knew His God; but the more of God he experienced, the more of God he hungered for! Jesus told us, “This is eternal life, the God kind of life, to really get to know and experience You, the True and Living God, and likewise to know, experience, and understand Jesus Christ Whom You have sent.” John 17:3
Now is the time for all of us to catch the heart-cry of Moses and continually/corporately release it to God, “Lord, show us Your Glory!”