What Is Your Glory? 

What is your glory? Do you glory in your accomplishments, your wealth, your status, your looks, your piety, or your humility? 

In the old hymn “beneath the cross of Jesus”, that’s what Christians mean when we glory in God’s name. Our full understanding of God’s holy name has been greatly expanded by Jesus. He taught us to not only reverence the name of God, but also to call him Father. Any other cause of joy, any other basis for boasting, is a passing illusion. 

For those whose hearts seek the lord, glory is found in reverencing the holy name of the father who gave up his precious son so we could be his children. He loves us that much. 



Believing What You Don’t See

Can you trust what you don’t see?  Of course! What kind of question is that?  Our lives depend on what we cannot see- things like gravity and the air we breathe, just to make two. Faith in Jesus is as natural as faith in each of those things. The problem is that our hearts are skeptical. We find it hard to believe that anyone divine would love us so much. Our experience says, “if it seems too good to be true, it is”. That skepticism is just the trusted form of the response God longs to see from us. 

Inexpressible and glorious joy. I don’t know about you, but I’ve tasted both. I prefer joy over skepticism.