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Daily Reading: 21st May 2015

John 13.31-32 cont.

31 When he went out, Jesus said: “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him;

32 If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and He will glorify Him at once.

Let us remind ourselves that glory means: high honour, greatly esteemed, splendour, dignity, and reverence.

Therefore, what was happening in the Upper Room was Jesus being given the highest honour, which is seen in:

1 His obedience to the Father;

2 His releasing Judas to go and betray Him;

3 and His love for a lost world of sinners, whom He came to redeem.

Jesus then directs His disciples away from the moment to look to the future.

He tells the disciples that they are going to see more of His glory in the future.

The prophet Hagai prophesied this:

The future glory of this Temple will be greater than its past glory, says the LORD Almighty – 2.9 (NLT).

The first temple that was erected was a place where the glory of the Lord filled it. We read of this in 2 Chronicles 7.1:

[7:1] When Solomon finished praying, fire flashed down from heaven and burned up the burnt offerings and sacrifices, and the glorious presence of the LORD filled the Temple. [2] The priests could not even enter the Temple of the LORD because the glorious presence of the LORD filled it – (NLT).

Through Hosea God told the people that the new house of God would have even more glory than Solomon’s’ temple.

Jesus tells the disciples that, although at that time they were seeing something of His and the Father’s glory, they were going to see even more glory than what they were now witnessing.

This was to be the glory of His resurrection and ascension to the right hand of the Father.

Do we appreciate the glory of Jesus and our Father? Are we constantly seeking for His temple to be filled with His glorious splendour? His temple being our bodies.

Paul wrote these words:

He will take these weak mortal bodies of ours and change them into glorious bodies like His own, using the same mighty power that He will use to conquer everything, everywhere – Philippians 2.21 (NLT).

When we are born again we are re-created to be a display of glory of Jesus for the world to see.

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