The Glory of God

God created man for His own glory, and fitted him for communion with Himself. This is intimated by His visiting our first parents in the cool of the day. He doubtless taught them to hallow the beginning and end of each day with worship.

When man fell, his heart became alienated from God, and the link formed between God and His creatures was sundered. Consequently, though after man had sinned, God walked as usual in the garden in the cool of the day, He missed the one who should have been looking out for His presence. Therefore He called unto Adam, and said to him, "Where art thou?"


Instead of casting man off, God, in His condescending kindness, proceeded to renew the communion that had been broken, and to establish it on a firmer basis. A very clear intimation of this gracious purpose is given in His word through Moses to Israel: "Let them make Me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them" (Ex. 25:8). And after the tabernacle was made according to the given pattern, and the sacrifices had been offered and accepted, "the cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of Jehovah filled the tabernacle." God fulfilled His promise: "There will I meet with the children of Israel."

Glad Tidings

  Glad Tidings C. H. Mackintosh. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3: 16. There are some passages in Holy Scripture which seem to contain in a line or two, an entire volume of most precious truth. The verse which we have just penned is one of such. It is part of our Lords memorable discourse with Nicodemus, and it embodies, in a condensed form, a very full statement of Gospe...
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