Monday, April 09, 2007

Telescope vs Microscope

“Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!” (Ps 34:3) When we talk about magnifying God or glorifying God… are we talking about what a microscope does or what a telescope does? A microscope makes things that are really little look bigger than they actually are. A telescope makes things that are really big but look little to our eyes become more like what they really are.

To say we magnify God or glorify God like a microscope would be blasphemy. That would be like saying that God is small and we need to make Him look bigger. The truth is that we need to be like the telescope and show others who think God is just some insignificant spec in their life how big He really is. When we magnify God in our own hearts and minds we see Him more like he really is. To glorify, is either to make glorious, or to declare to be glorious. God is glorified, then, only declaratively; he is glorified when his glory is declared. To God be the glory!

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