Salt and Light: The Glorious Goodness of God
By Brent Davis
Yesterday, I went to my son’s church where the pastor preached on Exodus. One of the main points was the glory of God. In Exodus 33, Moses asks to see God’s glory. God answers his prayer, but interestingly God says He will make all His “goodness” pass before Moses.
In reflecting on why people have little or no faith in God, I believe it is because they have not experienced the glorious goodness of God. Like Moses, Paul also had a profound experience of God on the road to Damascus and a time when he was caught up into heaven. My experiences have not been to those levels, but there have been some moments—as well as many gracious provisions for my daily needs.
In the book Rees Howells Intercessor, Rees is looking for God and is moved by the testimony of a man named Maurice Reuben who became a believer when he realized how much God loved him that he even died on the cross for him. That is the glorious goodness of God; He died for you. I don’t know if you will have an ecstatic experience, but I urge you to deeply reflect on the glorious goodness of a God who would go to Calvary for you. Ask Him to help you truly understand His glorious goodness.
22 For Jews ask for signs and Greeks desire wisdom, 23 but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to gentiles, 24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
(1 Corinthians 1: 22-24)