I was in for a treat. Yes a spiritual one. To begin with I’m not prepared for this. It was a bad idea for not bringing a camera over our church. Then we were told we will attend a church anniversary service. I miss an opportunity to document it. It wasn’t bad I still got Ptr. Edwin Tan’s autograph. But more than (and much more than that!) that I get to hear his preaching on Exodus 33. It turned out to be a blessed night for us. I may not be able to shoot some photos but I got to sit down and jot the message from this beloved pastor. The message was penetrating for us who are constantly seeking God and wanting to know Him deeply. I hope and pray that this message will also have an impact to you.
Show Me Thy Glory by Ptr. Edwin Tan
Text: Exodus 33: 18-23
And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.
And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.
And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:
And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:
And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.
Introduction: Moses has already witness God’s power. He now wants to see God’s glory.
Dilemma: We can’t see God’s glory and live!
Question: How can we see God’s glory?
I. Acknowledge His Grace (v.19)
- Jesus died for our sin (Romans 8:1)
- The cross coming to your life
II. Appreciate His Goodness (v. 18)
- Understand His goodness to us.
- Look not only in the big things but also on the little things God gave to us.
III. Accept His Guidance. (v. 23)
- Be on the right spot to see his guidance and glory
Question: Do you want to see God and His glory?
Answer: Be on the back part of God and be ready to follow Him.