Friday, February 28, 2014

Glory Veiled

Isaiah 53:2-3 He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (NIV)

Jesus came into the world and his glory was veiled. You see God has had a habit of choosing by things other than sight.

Jacob was chosen illogically over Esau by human standards. David was the least apparent choice of his many brothers.

You see God often chooses the least to do his tasks to shame the world. It is not surprising then that when Jesus was sent into the world his glory was veiled.

You see Jesus had no beauty or majesty to draw attention. His attention required faith in his teaching.

You see God always seeks men actively, but he allows them to see what they wish to see. You see we need to look by faith to see God.

Many people have looked for or asked for a definitive proof. Always God asks for faith. He gives us far enough reason to believe but never shows us anything.

You see man at the fall had all he needed to have faith in God. But he wanted a definitive view of everything rather than to have faith.

Mankind's first sin was to not trust the promises and intent to God. By faith we are united to Jesus where man first fell by trusting the promise and intent of God. We live by faith day by day and never get past faith.
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