The essence of God’s glory is His goodness. When Moses prayed, “Please show me Your Glory.” the Lord’s response was, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before you.” Exodus 33:18, 19. When we see God’s glory we see a magnification of His goodness. You might say it’s a concentration of His goodness. The Hebrew word for glory is “Kabad” and it means “heavy or weighty.”
Paul asked the question in Romans 2:4, “Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance.” The goodness of God experienced, leads us into new and better thoughts. The goodness of God experienced leads us into new ways of thinking and feeling.
The glory of God and His goodness is seen and experienced in Jesus. When we see Jesus we see God’s goodness. We are then changed into His image from glory to glory. Goodness is filled with forbearance and longsuffering. His mercy and grace also abound too inside His glory. This is why a moment inside God’s glory recalibrates us into wholeness, purpose, and vision.
When we seek God we, give Him permission as we position ourselves to behold Him and experience His goodness. Seeking God is our choice. And, His pleasure is to reveal Himself in all His goodness proclaiming the name of the Lord before us. Revelation, renewal and rest awaits, as we seek God.