In the Stone and the Glory, Greg Harris takes his readers on a profound journey through the Scriptures as they explore the glorious realities of the stone prophecies
The Stone and the Glory: Lessons on the Temple Presence and the Glory of God
We are on our way to Mount Zion, the city of the Great King. As with physical travelers over the centuries who would journey three times yearly to the great national feasts of Israel, we, too, have begun our own journey. But before we see the vistas of Jerusalem that God so delights in showing His children, we, too, have some land to traverse, but instead of walking miles to Jerusalem, our pilgrimage is through the pages of Scripture—often through some dark passages and often through obscure books for most readers of the Bible. But as with the earthly pilgrims, our journey promises to be more than worth any effort we exert. How arduous it must have been during biblical times for mothers with small children or infants to travel up to one hundred miles or more on donkey or on foot. As the Jewish mothers no doubt used to encourage their weary and impatient children on their pilgrim- age to Jerusalem, “Hush, child! We are not there yet. We have a ways to go. Settle down. Be patient. It will be worth it when we arrive. We are going to the Holy City of God”—the same holds true for us. But we have work to do. We must drop down into the Word “to see with their eyes and hear with their ears” the events and truths that God reveals. As always, God’s Word contains marvelous mysteries and markers that God Himself has set before us.
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Greg Harris (M.Div., Th.M., Talbot Theological Seminary; Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary) is professor of Bible exposition at The Master’s Seminary and international faculty at Jordan Evangelical T