January 14, 2024

Show Me Your Glory, Part 1

Passage: Exodus 33:18-34:6a
Service Type:

Sermon 83 in Series

Exodus 33:18 - 34:6a


[18] Moses said, “Please show me your glory.” [19] And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name ‘The LORD.’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. [20] But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for man shall not see me and live.” [21] And the LORD said, “Behold, there is a place by me where you shall stand on the rock, [22] and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by. [23] Then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back, but my face shall not be seen.”

[1] The LORD said to Moses, “Cut for yourself two tablets of stone like the first, and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke. [2] Be ready by the morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself there to me on the top of the mountain. [3] No one shall come up with you, and let no one be seen throughout all the mountain. Let no flocks or herds graze opposite that mountain.” [4] So Moses cut two tablets of stone like the first. And he rose early in the morning and went up on Mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand two tablets of stone. [5] The LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. [6] The LORD passed before him and proclaimed,

DEEP SHEET: Sermon Study Questions
 Why are “grace” and “mediator” such important themes in chapters 33-34? How does Moses’ relationship with God picture the gospel?
2.   What makes Moses’ request a little odd? How does the context help us make sense of what Moses is seeking and what God provides?
3.   How are goodness, glory, and name related? What attributes of God stand out most to you?
4.   How does God emphasize hearing? What does this imply about our relationship to Scripture?
5.   How does Moses’ obedience illustrate a major biblical theme, foreshadow Christ, and give us an example? What is the significance of the tablets in this section?
6.   How does this passage both challenge and invite sinners? How has it motivated you to seek, serve, and trust God?

References: Matthew 3:17; Exodus 16:10; 24:9-10, 16, 18; 33:9; 1 John 3:2; John 1:18; 14:8-9; Mark 6:48; Romans 9:14-16; 10:17; John 20:29; Genesis 6:22; 17:23; 1 John 3:5.


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