Monday, 29 April 2019

What is Glorification?

Here's another word which we Christians carelessly toss around. Glorification means to be worthy of praise or to give praise to God. Glory also is used to describe the pure and brilliant light which surrounds God.

We read of God's brilliance in Exodus 24:17 (BBE) which says, "And the glory of the Lord was like a flame on the top of the mountain before the eyes of the children of Israel."

Moses wanted to see the glory of the Lord close up but God didn't show it all to him. Exodus 33:19 (BBE) explains, "And he said, 'I will make all the light of my being come before you, and will make clear to you what I am; I will be kind to those to whom I will be kind, and have mercy on those on whom I will have mercy. But it is not possible for you to see my face, for no man may see me and still go on living."

Glorifying God is praise to him, as we see in 1 Chronicles 16:29 (BBE). "Give to the Lord the glory of his name; take with you an offering and come before him; give worship to the Lord in holy robes."

We also learn from Colossians 1:27 (BBE) that Christ is in us, giving us hope for future glory in heaven with him. "To whom God was pleased to give knowledge of the wealth of the glory of this secret among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:"

Paul also reminds us in Colossians 3:4 (BBE) that we will someday share Christ's glory. "At the coming of Christ who is our life, you will be seen with him in glory."

I'll be mentioning this glory in detail in my next book called You Think You're Going to Heaven? Non Christians don't know what they're missing out on when they reject salvation. Many believers likewise miss out on the true meaning of the glory we'll share with our heavenly Father. I feel sad for both groups and I pray that my book will awaken in them the desire to study the scriptures as the folks in Beroea did.

On Thursday, I'll begin the month with what mortification means.

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