Machen, J. Gresham
It’s the most important question we can ask: Who is God? The wrong answer could spell our doom, but God has clearly revealed Himself and His majesty in His Word. Just as Moses asked the Lord on the summit of Sinai, we can approach God’s Word with the ultimate request: “Show me Your glory.”
In Show Me Your Glory: Understanding the Majestic Splendor of God, Dr. Steven Lawson takes us to the mountaintop of divine revelation by distilling the Bible’s teaching about God Himself. Each chapter delves into the depths of God’s awesome attributes, teaching that a deeper knowledge of our Creator can lead us into intimate fellowship with and reverent worship of the One who made us for Himself.
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Preface: Higher Ground
Dr. Steven J. Lawson is founder and president of OnePassion Ministries. He is a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow, director of the doctor of ministry program at The Master’s Seminary, and host of the Institute for Expository Preaching.
“At the heart of all true spiritual vitality is a prioritization of knowing God. The Cappadocian Fathers, as they defended the deity of the Son and the Holy Spirit in all of their Triune glory, knew this as they emphasized the infinitude of God. Their younger contemporary Augustine was gripped by it as he sought to respond to the fundamental error that the human will is powerful enough to lay hold of God’s salvific mercy by itself. John Wycliffe was ever conscious of the perfect moral excellence of God as he critiqued the institutional church of his day. Martin Luther, Hugh Latimer, and John Calvin were similarly in awe of the greatness of their God and overwhelmed by His lovingkindness as they stood fast for the gospel in the sixteenth century. And in that iconic age of revivals, the long eighteenth century, Jonathan Edwards and Andrew Fuller were motivated by the glory of God as the telos of all creation as they preached and wrote for their day. In like fashion, this small volume by Steve Lawson confronts our generation with this great truth of the glory of God in all of His divine attributes. Must reading for a man-centered day!” — Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin Chair and professor of church history, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“The longer I live, the clearer it becomes to me that unless one begins with the true knowledge of God, nothing else in the world, in life, or in the Christian life makes any sense at all. Those who begin below, with circumstances, and attempt to reason up, drawing conclusions about God (that He is kind or cruel, accessible or aloof, powerful or weak) inevitably err. Only as we begin with the truth of God (that He is sovereign, almighty, wise, good, and just) and reason down to our circumstances (be they good or bad), does life begin to make sense. Steve Lawson has provided us with a comprehensive survey of the attributes of the God of the Bible. His twenty chapters of roughly six pages each can easily be incorporated into one’s morning devotions, providing his readers with a satisfying diet of biblical insight into the God of whom to know is life eternal (John 17:3).” — Dr. Terry Johnson Senior minister, Independent Presbyterian Church
“On the eve of His crucifixion Jesus prayed that God, the Holy Trinity, would be glorified through the cross. He then added, ‘This is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent’ (John 17:3). Our experience and enjoyment of eternal life, as well as our progress in the life of faith are inseparably bound up with knowing God and bringing Him honor. Dr. Lawson, with a pastor-teacher’s heart and skill, takes us by the hand in this volume and brings us face-to-face with God as He has revealed Himself in the Bible and supremely in His Son, Christ Jesus. In so doing, he will surely bring some to know and love God for the first time, others to know Him better, and all to be filled with worship, love, and praise for the One who alone can make us whole.” —Rev. Mark G. Johnston Minister, Bethel Presbyterian Church