IT’S THE SAME GLORY!
(The Lord Has Given And Made You His Glory)
TO THE BIBLE: John 17:22 GNB
“I gave them the same glory you gave me, so that they may be one, just as you and I are one”
There’re those who say, “God never shares His glory with anyone.” Yes, He wouldn’t share His glory with pagan gods. Remember He said in Isaiah 42:8 (GNB), “I alone am the LORD your God. No other god may share my glory; I will not let idols share my praise,” it’s clear that He was talking about not sharing His glory with idols. But with us, His kids, He did better than share His glory with us: He gave us the same glory He has, and then made us that glory. He’s made you a partaker of His glory, and that’s a fact!
You share Jesus’ glory with Him and He doesn’t mind; He gave it to you in the first place! Not to believe or accept this isn’t humility but ignorance. Moreover, the Bible says, God also glorified those He predestined, called, and justified (Romans 8:30). You’ve been glorified! Jesus Christ is the express image of God’s Person. He’s the effulgence of the glory of God. The Bible says “…He (Jesus) received from God the Father honor and glory…” (2 Peter 1:17). Now, the same glory the Father gave Him is what He’s freely given to you.
No wonder He says, “Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you” (Isaiah 60:1). You’re the epitome of God’s glory. Reading 2 Corinthians 3:18, you discover that you can see the glory of God in God’s mirror, which is His Word. This means when you stand before the mirror of God—His Word—what you see, which is the glory of God—is actually yourself. Therefore, not only has He given you His glory, He’s made you His glory! You’re the expression of God’s glory today!
Dear Father, I thank you for glorifying me with the glory of your Son, Jesus Christ! That glory is evident in my physical body, my schoolwork, and in all areas of my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Galatians 3:1-14, Songs of Solomon 3-5
Luke 23:13-25, 2 Samuel 7-8
Confess this to yourself: “I’m a partaker of the glory and divine nature of God. I’m the glory of God.”