Glory from all nations

glory from all nations


Daniel and Ezekiel weren’t the only prophets who saw the ongoing story of Israel as focusing on God’s name and glory.  Other prophets and psalmists spoke of the history and the destiny of Israel in terms of the nations being drawn to God by name, and worshiping Him with diverse, lavish glory —

“Shout joyful praises to God, all the earth!
Sing about the glory of his name!
Tell the world how glorious he is.
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
Your enemies cringe before your mighty power.
Everything on earth will worship you;
they will sing your praises,
shouting your name in glorious songs.” – Psalms 66:1-4


“Every king in all the earth will thank you, Lord,
for all of them will hear your words.
Yes, they will sing about the Lord’s ways,
for the glory of the Lord is very great.” – Psalms 138:4-5


“For as the waters fill the sea,
the earth will be filled with an awareness
of the glory of the Lord.” – Habakkuk 2:14


“Then I will purify the speech of all people,
so that everyone can worship the Lord together.
My scattered people who live beyond the rivers of Ethiopia
will come to present their offerings” – Zephaniah 3:9-10


“But my name is honored by people of other nations from morning till night. All around the world they offer sweet incense and pure offerings in honor of my name. For my name is great among the nations,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.” – Malachi 1:11

Haggai too made it clear that the temple was for God’s glory, and for a greater glory than had ever come before —

“Now go up into the hills, bring down timber, and rebuild my house. Then I will take pleasure in it and be honored, says the Lord. I will shake all the nations, and the treasures of all the nations will be brought to this Temple. I will fill this place with glory, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.”       – Haggai 1:8; 2:7



Declare His Glory Among the Nations



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