God is Glorious (7/8)

Experience A God Beyond Compare

By Pastor Dan Williams, November 19, 2023

Picture the glory of the Lord:

Ezekiel 1:26–28 (NLT) 26 Above this surface was something that looked like a throne made of blue lapis lazuli. And on this throne high above was a figure whose appearance resembled a man. 27 From what appeared to be his waist up, he looked like gleaming amber, flickering like a fire. And from his waist down, he looked like a burning flame, shining with splendor. 28 All around him was a glowing halo, like a rainbow shining in the clouds on a rainy day. This is what the glory of the Lord looked like to me. When I saw it, I fell face down on the ground, and I heard someone’s voice speaking to me.

God is at his most glorious when he is most our understanding.

Psalm 72:19 (NLT) Praise his glorious name forever! Let the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and amen!

Three ways to speak of God’s glory:

  • Def: his divine splendor & the magnificence of the sum of his attributes for which he is worthy of honor.

1. We can it.

2. We can it.

  • 1 Chronicles 16:29 (NLT) Give to the Lord the glory he deserves! Bring your offering and come into his presence. Worship the Lord in all his holy splendor.

3. We cannot it.

We behold the glory of God in the of Jesus.

  • 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NLT) So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.
  • 4:6 For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.
  • Isaiah 6:3 (NLT) They were calling out to each other, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Heaven’s Armies! The whole earth is filled with his glory!”

What now?

1. Take comfort in a God beyond your ability to manage.

2. Enjoy God’s glory by enjoying Jesus.

3. Whatever you do, bring glory to Jesus on earth.

  • 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NLT) So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.


1. How do you feel about serving & worshiping a God who is utterly beyond your ability to comprehend. Comforting?

2. Are there any ways you’ve learned to enjoy God by enjoying Jesus?

3. How might living as we’re directed in this scripture verse change your approach to your daily life?

a. 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NLT) So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.