Posted by: judyhitson | February 19, 2016

Prelude on Glory

by Brenda D. Flowers

As Christians, we have a time in our lives when God pursues us in love and we open our hearts to receive Jesus Christ, as Savior. We mature in Christ as we realize He is alive in heaven interceding for us daily, wanting a close personal relationship with us. As a new creation in Christ, we embody His Glory.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come. Everything is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: That is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed the message of reconciliation to us. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, certain that God is appealing through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God.” He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Corinthians 5:17-21 HCSB)

      In the year 2016, the members of Christian Writers Circle are writing on the topic of glory. One key definition of glory is the essence of God. When I researched this meaning, I found clarity by the following statements at the site: biblestudytools.com. Under the heading “Its Ethical Significance”, “In all these cases (referring to the usage of the word glory in certain scriptures) it has a distinctly ethical signification, for it is the term which is used to describe the essential nature, the perfection of the Deity, and is shared by others because they are made partakers of the Divine nature.” Also under the heading “Messianic Ideal” this statement asserts the type of glory we may experience as we mature in Christ, moving from being immature Christians to Christians reigning in life, “The light of the restored community is to be the glory of Yahweh.” (Isaiah 60:1) The presence of Yahweh brings grace and glory (Psalms 84:11), and His salvation of those that fear Him causes glory to dwell in the land (Psalms 85:9)”.  

Prayer:  Father, bless us each day to walk in the light of Your Glory.


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