To him be the glory

He was born to a humble family in a humble dwelling. He lived most of his life in obscurity as the son of a carpenter. He was nobody of importance, except that he was the most important person to ever step foot on earth.

To him be the glory!

Though the common people flocked to him, he refused the glory of men (John 5:41), and he never sought his own glory (John 8:50, 54). Though a descendant of king David, he lived a life devoid of many common comforts (Matthew 8:20). He was a pauper, yet he was the Creator of all things.

To him be the glory!

He was despised and feared by those who had the most to lose, yet he loved even those who raged against him in hatred, and was willing to give them everything (Luke 13:34).

To him be the glory!

As he rode into Jerusalem on a beast of burden, he received a king’s welcome, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” (Luke 19:38 ESV), yet the next time the crowds were shouting, they cried over and over, “Crucify, crucify him!” (Luke 23:21).

To him be the glory!

As he hung on the tree, struggling for breath, the people and soldiers mocked him, yet he prayed that they might be forgiven (Luke 23:34).

To him be the glory!

He was buried, his distraught disciples left, and that was the end of this poor tortured life, except that he was God in the flesh and death could not hold him! He arose; he lives! He ascended; he reigns!

“To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen” (2 Peter 3:18).

4 Replies to “To him be the glory”

  1. Since I have read the most of this elsewhere, there should be some citations given (e.g. James Francis)

    1. Hello Stephen,

      I can assure you that I didn’t read any of this elsewhere. However, truth will reflect truth. I don’t know who James Francis is. Perhaps you could direct me to his writings on this topic? Thank you for reading.

  2. “To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood,¬†and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen,” (Revelation 1:5b-6).

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