Heb. 1:3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
Lots of folks, me included, love watching the Olympics. It is great to watch athletes give their all to try to be the best in the world at what they do. My favorite Olympic story of all time is the story of the Scottish sprinter, Eric Lidell, who ran for the United Kingdom in the early 1900’s.The movie, Chariots of Fire, tells his story. One of my favorite lines in the story was something like this, “God has made me to run fast. When I run I feel His pleasure”. Eric Lidell got it, glorifying God with your life brings you the highest pleasure because ultimately, we were created to display His glory in our lives. What a deal, He gets the glory and I get the joy. Watching any kind of sports shows clearly not many competitors understand this. Most of the time, the only one smiling at the end of the event is the one with the gold medal. Jesus was the ultimate display of the glory of God. His life, His ministry, and His death and resurrection all displayed the glory of God. Here is how Jonathan Edwards describes the glory of the Lord.
“The word “glory” is used in Scripture often to express the exhibition, emanation or communication of the internal glory. Hence it often signifies a visible exhibition of glory; as in an effulgence or shining brightness, by an emanation of beams of light. Thus the brightness of the sun and moon and stars is called their “glory”. But in particular, the word is very often thus used when applied to God and Christ. As in Is. 6:1-3, “I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims…And one cried to another and said, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of his glory.”
Today, the man Jesus is seated at the right of the Father. His current ministry as our heavenly High Priest brings glory to the Lord. He lives to intercede for us, baptize us in the Holy Spirit, and usher us into a new life in the presence of God. Discovering this new life is where you will taste His glory. This is the place you too can begin to glorify God with your life.