If this is true, the deeper we go into God’s glory, the deeper we will find ourselves in the precious work of Christ on the cross, and vice versa. Certainly the angels long to look into the gospel of Christ’s atoning work (1 Peter 1:12), because God’s glory is in deep and brilliant display there. The great message that we call the gospel begins, then, not with us, or our need, or even the meeting of that need but with the writer of the news and the sender of its heralds: God himself.
We see this need vividly demonstrated in Romans 11 when, in verses 33-36, we find a great primer on the glory of God. The apostle Paul, empowered by the Holy Spirit, writes:
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! ‘For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?’ For from him and through him and to him we are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.”
(Matt Chandler from The Explicit Gospel, p. 21)