The Glory of the Lord Shall Be Revealed

The Glory of the Lord Shall Be Revealed

And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed,
and all flesh shall see it together:
for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
(Isaiah 40.5).

There can be no sweeter sight to the eye of the child of God than to see 
His Savior glorified in the sight of all flesh. To the child of God, the 
truth of the gospel is not merely doctrine to be debated and defended, 
or even just a body of settled truth to be confessed as a matter of 
orthodox religion. No, to the believer the gospel of the Lord Jesus is a 
declaration of the glory of the One who loved him and gave Himself for 
him. It is a portrait of his Beloved, and he could no more tolerate a 
corruption of the truth than a woman could tolerate that a picture of 
her beloved husband should be desecrated in her presence.
What patience does the church exhibit as she sets forth the truth of her 
heavenly husband and lovingly instructs the children of the Kingdom 
giving time for them to absorb and come to terms with the truth. But see 
her kind face flash with anger when her Husband is insulted by a 
rebellious refusal to acknowledge His sovereign rights. Many 
religionists become upset when their particular form of religion is 
assaulted for they take it as an insult against them. But for the church 
of the Lord Jesus, it is not her own glory for which she is jealous, but 
for the glory of the One Who loved her and gave Himself for her.
It may be tempting to establish theological benchmarks and test all men 
by these. The danger in such a system is that it easily taps into our 
innate self-righteousness and can make us act as theological legalists. 
Instead, let us be enamored of the glory of the Lord Jesus. Then, as we 
make our way in this religious world we will know who it is that has 
seen the same Savior as we have seen, and we will be fit to defend His 
glory in this world.

Joe Terrell

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