Glory

glory_of_colour_by_sujanan

“All the nations you made
will come and bow before you, Lord;
they will praise your holy name.”  — Psalms 86:9

To glorify God is to praise or to speak of Him openly and truthfully.  Glory is at the heart of true worship throughout the Scriptures.

I put one verse above from the OT and if I had to choose one from the NT it would be —

“For we who worship by the Spirit of God are the ones who are truly circumcised. We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us. We put no confidence in human effort” — Philippians 3:3

The idea of glory also describes honour that can be given or awarded.  God is so rich in glory that He bestows extravagant honours upon His human servants without compromising His own majesty in the slightest.  Jesus exposed our habit of seeking glory and yet failing to see the glory that came from God.

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