The Glory of God Revealed for You, a Bible Study Media Devotional
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.”
- Psalm 19:1-4
Does God truly reveal himself to his people? Since Adam and Eve, we read about God revealing himself. He walked in the garden with Adam and Eve; he gave them specific instructions as to how they were to live in the garden. He spoke to Abram of the plans he had for him, the plans to move him from his homeland to a new land in which he would build a great nation. God astounded Moses in the burning bush as he spoke to Moses of who he was, how he saw the oppression of his people, and then how he would use Moses to rescue his people. In the tabernacle, God dwelt among his people and showcased his glory, then there was the temple, and then there was the greatest display of glory in the person of Jesus Christ.
God loves to make himself known. That is why we have the pages of Scripture packed full of narratives that teach about God and about what it means to live as a child of God. Beyond Scripture, the Lord reveals himself through the glory of his creation. Paul would write that men are without excuse: “For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made”
(Romans 1:20). Even without words, the glory of God is clearly evident his creation. God blesses us each day with light then darkness. He provides water for the earth, glorious sunsets, mountain ridges, oceans filled with amazing creatures. God is abundantly creative and expresses himself through all that he has made.
We must ask ourselves if we have eyes to see and hearts to receive his revelation. Or are we too busy or self-consumed to notice the glory of God that surrounds us? Chris Tomlin sings about God’s expression to us in creation: “Morning, I see you in the sunrise every morning. It’s like a picture that you’ve painted for me. A love letter in the sky” (Nobody Loves Me Like You). Chris goes on to say that this revelation of God creates awe and wonder within him that leads him to worship and marvel in God’s love for him. Chris delights in reading God’s love letter and invites us to do the same. “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork”
(v. 1). How is God calling you to slow down and to take notice of his glory and handiwork? What is your holy invitation through this Lenten season to receive his love for you displayed? When we have eyes to see and a heart to receive, all of creation tells us the glory of God, the goodness of God, the provision of God, and the love of God. May we stop, may we see, and may we receive the fullness of his revelation! Reflection:
Do you see nature as a reflection of God’s glory and a love letter that God writes to you each morning?
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