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The Weight of Glory

by on September 27, 2013

For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of Glory While we look not at things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Recently several of our friends passed away. They were ill from sicknesses from which they were not expected to recover. Yesterday, we received word of the death of a young lady. She unexpectedly left this life in a vehicle accident. How did these individuals live their lives? How are you living your life? Are you living for the glory of God?
While believers live, they live for the glory of God. Not the glory of self, but the glory of God. In other words, believers want their lives to call attention to God and not to themselves.
When believers die they enter glory. Glory – what does that mean?
The Apostle Paul speaks of his “momentary light affliction” in which he saw an eternal weight of glory beyond anything on this earth. He says, the things that are seen are temporal, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
The Greek word for glory in the New Testament is doxa. We sing the doxology – glory to God. The word means weighty or heavy – something of honor and importance. That to which we assign weight in life reflects our value system.
God is a God of light. Light is glory. It reflects God and His creative power. His power to bring:
• Good from bad
• Order from chaos
• Healing from sickness
• Life from death
• Light from darkness
• Beauty from ashes
• Love from hatred
• Blessing from cursing
• Joy from shame
• Fellowship from loneliness
You will focus on something(s) in life. What things will they be?
You will neglect something(s) in life. What things will they be?
The story is told of a young lady who was excellent at playing the piano. When asked how she got so good at playing the piano, She responded, I got good at playing the piano by neglect. I neglected everything else.
What are you neglecting in life? To what are you giving weight in your life? Where are you finding glory.
As you live your life, are you living for the glory of God?
Some day you will enter eternity. Will you enter glory?
He, in all His glory, is waiting for you there.

 

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