Monday Meditations: Our Great Glory – George Whitefield

Monday Meditations - George Whitefield
Our Great Glory
“Behold, the Lord our God has shown us his glory and greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire. This day we have seen God speak with man, and man still live.” Deuteronomy 5:24

Dare you say that your God is your glory, and do you aim at glorifying the Lord your God? If your God is your glory, then say, “But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world” (Gal. 6:14). What do you say now? Do not talk of God being your glory if you do not love his cross. If God is our glory, we shall glory not only in doing, but in suffering for him; we shall glory in tribulation, and count ourselves most highly honored when we are called to suffer most for his great name’s sake. I might enlarge, but you may easily judge, by my poor feeble voice this last week, that neither my strength of voice or body will permit me to be long tonight, and yet I will venture to give you your last parting salutation; and though I have been dissuaded from getting up to preach this night, yet I thought, as my God was my glory, I should glory in preaching till I died. O that God may be all our glory! All our own glory fades away, there is nothing will be valuable at the great day but this, “You are my God, and you are my glory!”

*Excerpted from George Whitefield Daily Readings, p. 50 (Christian Heritage, 2010).

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