The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken. Isaiah 40:5
The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, but how? When the previous four things are accomplished, the glory of God can be seen.
His glory is evident in salvation and by the manifestation of Jesus in human flesh.
From the beginning of creation, God planned for His glory to be revealed through mankind. As men and women obeyed God by taking dominion over the affairs of the earth, they would rule righteously from a close and intimate relationship with God. This was glorious: God and man working together.
Then there was the fall, the great disobedience that cast all of mankind into the dark ugliness of sin and bondage. Not so glorious.
But God would not abandon His plan, His dream, for mankind; nor would He give up on the notion that the devil would be defeated by man living and serving God from sincere love and devotion and willing obedience.
How could this plan be realized after such a disaster? The first Adam failed miserably and seemingly cast all hope of glory to the ground.
But God knew what would happen. Adam’s rebellion did not come as a surprise to Him, for Jesus was the “Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” (Revelation 13:8)
What man could not do in his own power, God did for man through the last Adam, Jesus. That is glorious.
Whenever Jesus is revealed and magnified, God’s glory is seen. Even you, my friend, are a revealer of God’s glory. God considers you a rich and glorious inheritance (see Ephesians 1:18).
For every choice you make to follow, serve, and obey God, you are revealing His glory. As every individual believer does the same, there is a domino effect of God’s glory being released and revealed; therefore, more and more people see the glory.
Ultimately, our anxious expectation will be consummated in the glorious second coming of Jesus!
Let’s talk about it.
How is God’s glory revealed in salvation?
How did Christ’s first coming reveal God’s glory?
Will Christ’s second coming reveal God’s glory differently?
God’s glory is all around. What are some ways you see it in your everyday life?