Word For Today: Friday, August 21 His Glory Covered The Heavens




Friday, August 21

His Glory Covered The Heavens

Topic: God’s Power Is Hidden In His Glory 

God came from Teman, The Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah His glory covered the heavens, And the earth was full of His praise. His brightness was like the light; He had rays flashing from His hand, And there His power was hidden.

Habakkuk 3:3-4 (NKJV) 

Daily Reading Plan

Jeremias 31:27-33:26

Bible Versions:

Habacuc 3:3–4 (MSG) — God’s on his way again, retracing the old salvation route, Coming up from the south through Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. Skies are blazing with his splendor, his praises sounding through the earth, His cloud-brightness like dawn, exploding, spreading, forked-lightning shooting from his hand— what power hidden in that fist!

Habacuc 3:3–4 (NIV) — God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. His glory covered the heavens and his praise filled the earth. His splendor was like the sunrise; rays flashed from his hand, where his power was hidden.

Devotional Thought:

As we read this scripture together we find a very real description of God’s  power manifested to His people. The prophet Habakkuk narrates the way the power of God  is manifested as a direct consequence of His glory. This portion is very similar and seems to describe the same glory that was manifested on Mount Sinai , in Exodus 20:18 where we are told that ” all the people saw the thunder and lightning , and the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off”.

What a clear picture of God’s power we get to see through these Scriptures. A power that is manifested as a direct result of the glory of God. It seems that the glory of God is very much related to the power of God! Sometimes I wonder , how much we need the glory of God in our days? I believe that today more than ever we need to experience the glory of God in a real and powerful way. We should believe that if God manifested himself mightily in the past, then He will certainly manifest His power today.

The Word of God gives us a promise today . He promises us that ” the glory of the latter house shall be greater than the former, saith the Lord of hosts” ( Haggai 2:9 ) . I personally believe, and have the certainty that our best days are not in our past, but in the glorious future! Today the Lord wants us to experience his power in a higher level. But this will only happen when his glory has manifested in our midst. Let us pray on this day that we be filled more and more of His glory . May our lives , churches , and communities be impacted with the glory of God.

Topical References:

Deuteronomy 5:24 (NKJV) — And you said: ‘Surely the Lord our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire. We have seen this day that God speaks with man; yet he still lives.

Psalms 104:1 (NKJV) — Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, You are very great: You are clothed with honor and majesty,

Psalms 18:12 (NKJV) — From the brightness before Him, His thick clouds passed with hailstones and coals of fire.

Exodus 20:18 (NKJV) — Now all the people witnessed the thunderings, the lightning flashes, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off.

Proverbs 18:10 (NKJV) — The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.

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2 responses to “Word For Today: Friday, August 21 His Glory Covered The Heavens

  1. This morning it is new day with Gods grace an mercy but now it be filled with his glory such as his power be shown in this day for productivity.Amen.Glory be to God and let it be his control on this day

  2. Such powerful and moving word. Such is the case today, yes we need it,His glory.Why?Because the darkness has become greater, we recognize it and is true,it in the bible, but in these last days we must know for certain that Light is greater then darkness!Good greater then evil!
    God greater then satan!
    ISAIAH 60:2
    See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you.

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