Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What Was Moses Asking for When He Said "Show me Your Glory"?

What was Moses asking for when he said to the Lord, “Show me your glory” (Exodus 33:18)?

The glory of God is the worthiness of God–the presence of God in the fullness of his attributes in some place or everywhere (Exodus 16:10; 29:43; 33:19-34:8; Isaiah 6:3). Thus, Moses wanted to see the character of God. In a sense, Moses' prayer was answered on the Mount of Transfiguration (Luke 9:30-32), where he shared a vision, however brief, of the Lord's glory with Elijah and three of Jesus' disciples.

–NIV Bible Dictionary

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