Apr 23, 2019
As Christians, we talk a lot about the glory of God. Sometimes, I’m not even sure we quite know what we mean. We talk about giving God glory. We sing of His glory. We refer to Him as being glorious. But are we sure what we mean when we say these things? The people of Israel thought they were giving glory to God by going through the motions of keeping His law and offering the sacrifices He had prescribed. But their hearts were far from Him. They called Him glorious but didn’t treat Him as such. But in Isaiah 61:4-11, we hear of a day when God will get all the glory He deserves and not just from His chosen people. The entire earth will glorify Him for who He is and all that He has done. And He will bring glory to Himself by restoring His rebellious people to Himself – all by Himself. The nations will sit up and take notice. The world will recognize Him as God and marvel at the glorious nature of His power, mercy, and grace. All to His glory.