GOD’S GLORY REVEALED
Rom. 11:36 ¶ For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
The more you immerse yourself into God’s Word, the more you will come to the conclusion that it is all about Him. Creation is about Him, redemption is about Him, our purpose in life is about Him, even our joy is deeply connected to God’s Glory. He is the reason all things exist, as Paul said, “from Him and through Him and to Him” are all things. He is the first and the last. Our salvation is all about the Glory of God. Our testimony is intended to magnify God’s grace. His goodness displayed toward me is how others are attracted to Him. Jonathan Edwards brought this out when he described God’s glory seen in the bride of Christ. Check out his thoughts on the glory of God seen in the redemption of fallen man.
“Question- What is this one great design that God has in view in all his works and dispensations?
Ans. ‘Tis to present to his Son a spouse in perfect glory from amongst sinful, miserable mankind, blessing all that comply with his will in this matter and destroying all his enemies that oppose it, and so to communicate and glorify himself through Jesus Christ, God-man. This I take to be the great design of the work of creation [and the] work of providence. God has appointed but one head of the whole creation, and that one head is Jesus Christ, God-man: “head over all things to the church” (Ephesians 1:22); one head to both angels and men, Ephesians 1:10, “all things in Christ.” The one grand medium by which he glorifies himself in all is Jesus Christ, God-man. All the tribute of his glory comes through his hands; in this eminent manner does the Son glorify the Father, which is what Christ has respect [to in] John 17:1, “Father, glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee.” “The only begotten that is in the bosom of the Father, he it is that declares the Father” (John 1:18). This person who is the “brightness of his glory” [Hebrews 1:3] is he by whom God’s glory shines forth, or by whom God has his declarative glory both in heaven and earth. ‘Tis by this one grand medium that God communicates himself to all his elect creatures in heaven and earth: all fullness dwells [in Christ], a fullness not only to fill man but to fill angels. Ephesians 4:10, “fill all things.”
What an amazing plan, the Lord has not forgotten anything. He has gone to great measures to redeem a remnant of the fallen human race. He could have easily wiped us out and started over. Instead, He game up with an elaborate plan that would save our lost race and at the same time, show forth the great glory of His grace revealed through Jesus Christ. His plans are past finding out. So in case you haven’t figured it out yet, your happiness is God’s greatest tool of advertisement. When He is enough for us, we are satisfied and He is glorified.