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Radiance and Glory

Anchor Devotional - 10.07.16


…high above on the throne was a figure like that of a man… This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell facedown…

EzekIel 1:26b, 28b

Now that we are several days into our meditations on adoration in prayer, are you finding your thoughts of expressing adoration to God expanding? Remember that the Hebrews writer told us Christ is the radiance of the glory of God. In today’s Old Testament passage, Ezekiel paints another picture of the glory of God. And it is spectacular!

In his vision Ezekiel sees the likeness of a man on a throne, one whose splendor is but a glimpse of the glory of the Lord. By reading this Old Testament passage in light of Hebrews, we know that it is Jesus whom Ezekiel is seeing on the throne. And what can Ezekiel do but fall to his face on the ground in aw\e?

Worship is the proper response to the holy nature of God. Our fallen hearts are so hardened that we fail to glorify and worship Him as He properly deserves. Worship and awe should characterize the Christian life, for we know better than anyone else the deep love and unparalleled character of the Lord. We have to worship! Speak words of adoration as you begin a prayer to Him today.

Scripture Focus

Ezekiel 1:22-28

Insight

Today's Christians know the Lord in ways Old Testament saints would have only dreamed of. Our response: adoration resulting in worship.

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 55-56
  • Psalm 98
  • Acts 21