We fail to perceive the true glory of God because our perception of God is diluted. We no longer approach God in fear and trembling, overwhelmed by his incomprehensible power and purity. We now approach God as if he were the grand psycho-therapist who sits behind a booth like the Peanuts character, Lucy, waiting to give advice for 5 cents worth of penance.
We try to fit God into our mold of practicality. We believe His true glory is too far 'out there' for discovery. We abandon our search for his glory because we fail to see how it might be practically applied to our lives? We have replaced the spiritual with the sensual. We deceive ourselves into thinking that a good meal or good sex will satisfy us in ways that knowledge of his true glory never could. Thus, we have replaced spiritual depth with sensate shallowness. Might we pray, along with Moses, "Lord, I beseech thee, show me thy glory." (Ex. 33:18) What greater thing might a creature do than attempt to know who God is?
Kevin Probst - Teaches History, Government and Apologetics at the high school level in Columbus Georgia.