TO THE BIBLE: Hebrews 2:6-8 NIV
“…There is a place where someone has testified: “What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor and put everything under his feet.””
“And the award goes to…” boomed the sound from the TV speakers. But Erin didn’t hear the rest of the announcement; she was lost in her world of fantasy, waltzing up the stage in a gorgeous, shimmering dress to claim the most prestigious award of the night. She often dreamt this way about winning awards for great achievements in music and arts.
“I wonder if God would ever honour me this way for preaching the gospel,” she mused as she came out of her reverie. Has the thought ever crossed your mind too? The truth is, everyone who’s born again has already been honoured and dignified by the Lord. He’s crowned you with His glory and honour; it’s not something you should hope or expect to happen; it has happened already!
No wonder you’ve got unspeakable joy that’s full of glory, even in the midst of adversity and persecution! You’re so passionate for the Gospel and you can’t be persecuted enough to give it up. Even when some people disregard, spite, or persecute you, it doesn’t mean anything to you! You should never feel insulted about such things. If you’re a leader in the church, and there’re those (perhaps even in your group) who make fun of you, refuse to care.
You’ve been glorified, and every time you suffer persecution for His Name’s sake the glory on you increases. The angels and demons can see the glory, and if God were to open your eyes in the spirit, you’d be amazed how glorious you’ve become for the things that you suffered for the sake of the Gospel. Therefore, never despair. Keep doing all that you do for the Lord with greater fervour and unquenchable passion. Remember this: His glory is on you, and no amount of persecution and dishonour from men can take it away! Hallelujah!
Dear Father, I thank you for your glory in my life, which has set me on the path of honour and kingdom dignity. I’m conscious of, and thankful for your ever-increasing glory and honour in my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Romans 11:1-24, Psalms 79-81
Luke 14:1-14, Judges 15-16
Meditate on the scripture: Romans 8:29-31.