Glory and Identity

51gvpg5zstl‘Glory’ shines in the created order: the glory of beauty; the glory of beneficence; yes, and the glory of awe-inspiring, terrifying forces! But the Word of God tells us His name, who He is. The One who is God, in all the multiplicity of ways His creation reveals, is, at heart, in His central, personal essence, Yahweh, the God of grace, the God who hears and acts, the God of our salvation. He is the God of the Word of God, and, like the Word He speaks, a God reviving the soul, making wise, bringing joy, illuminating; indeed, all righteous, but golden in grace, and honey to those who taste and see that Yahweh is gracious (Psalm 34:8).

— Alec Motyer, Psalms by the Day, 56.


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