To the Glory of God
How does the Word of God speak about the People of God?
In the world people seek glory. Every field of human endeavour offers its own awards. High achievers receive medals, honours, titles and prizes. With the award comes admiration, honour and praise. The glory of this world usually leads to fame and fortune. A celebrity is listened to and gains the power to influence things.
“I do not seek my own glory.” (John 8:50) In contrast to the world Jesus always sought His Father’s glory not His own. When He did seek His own glory, it was so that the glory would be returned to His Father. “Father the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son may also glorify You.” (John 17:1)
The glory He is speaking of is honour, praise, worship. Jesus devoted Himself to his Father’s glory. If we seek to be like Christ, He challenges us to ask whose glory are we seeking? Do we seek the glory of God or our own glory? Later in the same prayer we read, “…. All Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them.” (John 17:10)
Jesus glorified in us?