A Trail of Glory


I believe we easily confess that all of creation exists for the glory of God, but we don’t necessarily see the practical outworking of that in the life of our Lord Jesus. Allow me to simply set before you some verses that show a clear trail of glory:

He came from glory.

  • These things Isaiah said because he saw His glory, and he spoke of Him. John 12:41
  • Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. John 17:5

His coming resulted in glory to God.

  • Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased. Luke 2:14 

His incarnation was a manifestation of glory.

  • And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

His miracles were a display of His glory.

  • This beginning of His signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory, and His disciples believed in Him. John 2:11

His ministry was for the glory of God the Father.

  • He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him. John 7:18
  • Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You.” John 17:1

He was glorified by the Father.

  • Jesus answered, “If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God;’” John 8:54
  • But when Jesus heard this, He said, “This sickness is not to end in death, but for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by it.” John 11:4

He ascended to glory.

  • Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. John 17:24

He will return to the earth in glory.

  • But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. Matthew 25:31

As we finish off the Christmas season and head into the new year, let me urge you to follow the pattern established by the Son of God and summarized well by the Apostle Paul, “Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Cor 10:31).

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