The Glory of the Lord
The glory of the Lord is . . . the Lord God Almighty.
He is . . . the Father, His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit . . .the only true God.
Someone may ask, what is He like?
He is the most wonderful, most beautiful Person in the universe.
Some of the ways the Lord God Almighty is described in the Bible:
“The glorious splendor of Your majesty” . . . “treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field” . . . “The riches of the glory of the mystery” . . . (Psalm 145:5, Matthew 13:44-46, Colossians 1:27).
What is He like?
“On the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works, will I meditate” (Psalm 145:5).
“One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold/gaze at/see the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire/seek Him in His temple” (Psalm 27:4, various translations).
Some translations, in place of beauty, say “splendor, delightfulness, sweetness, perfections, graciousness, goodness.”
For Lord, some translations are “Lord Jehovah, Jehovah, Yahweh.”
The Father . . . the Lord Jesus . . . the Holy Spirit is indeed the most wonderful, most beautiful Person in the universe. His presence is . . . the glory of the Lord.
When we go deeper with Him in the power of the Holy Spirit, and we experience His presence and glory, He is the only One we will want.
And the Holy Spirit reveals who Jesus is. He’s the savior. He’s the Son of God. He’s our master and friend. And infinitely more.
And He is the Lord God Almighty.
Yet, Jesus Himself said, “My Father . . . is greater than all,” and “My Father is greater than I” (John 10:29, John 14:28).
It is an eternal mystery . . . the Father, Son and Holy Spirit . . . the trinity . . . one God . . . three Persons. They are one, yet they are separate and distinct Persons. The Holy Spirit reveals this mystery (Colossians 1:27, 1 Corinthians 2:10).
So when someone knows Jesus, they have a relationship with the Lord God Almighty. Knowing Him is the greatest and highest privilege for a human.
Another mystery is that it’s up to a person what they do with that relationship. Why is it like that?
Because God made man into His image and likeness and gave us a free will (Genesis 1:27, 2:7).
God cannot make anyone follow Him or do anything.
Within knowing Him, He offers priceless results found only in Him, some of which are below.
Experts have found more than 7,000 promises to mankind in the Bible.
But let’s always remember: He Himself, His presence and His glory are the answer.
He is the answer: the only true God through Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Everything a person wants, needs, desires and longs for, is found in Him.