Monday, December 13, 2010

Glory In The Highest!

The definition of glory is something that is a source of honor, fame, or admiration; a distinguished ornament or an object of pride.

The Greek work Doxa means: Majesty, something belonging to God. The Kingly majesty which belongs to Him as supreme ruler, majesty in the sense of the absolute perfection of the deity.

"God’s holiness is what separates Him from all other beings, what makes Him separate and distinct from everything else. God’s holiness is more than just His perfection or sinless purity; it is the essence of His “other-ness,” His transcendence. God’s holiness embodies the mystery of His awesomeness and causes us to gaze in wonder at Him as we begin to comprehend just a little of His majesty."

I'm blown away and rightly put in my place when thinking of God's glory! It's indescribable. I can't think of words to describe this "other-ness". It truly is a mystery! Yet God reveals Himself to us. He reveals His glory to us by sending Jesus to the earth as a babe. Perfect and void of sin. He came down from Heaven and the Word became flesh. Living, breathing, crying baby! Creating and fulfilling the life God planned for Him. Redeeming the captives and setting US free!

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. After He had provided purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. Hebrews 1:3

Hebrews 1:3 puts it so simply. Jesus was and is the radiance of God's glory. He represented God in everything that He is. A picture a child would draw of the Sun is the best illustration I can think of. The main circle being God, and the rays being Christ radiating who God is in all His glory. Just imagine the rays going on for eternity!

Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men! Luke 2:14

Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory! Isaiah 6:3

How GREAT would it be if our lives were the rays of God's glory. If we were so covered in God's glory that it was radiant on our faces and in our lives. That we represented who He was. There can be no higher goal in life than to bring glory to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Give Him glory!

1 comment:

  1. Corinna! This is great! Your an amazing writer and doing it to spread the love of God is amazing! I look forward to reading more of your blogs.:)