Wednesday, May 14, 2008

What Is Glory?


"My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. "Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

What is Glory?? Seems pretty important in the bible and like it might be a good idea to define.

Glory

Glo"ry\, n. [OE. glorie, OF. glorie, gloire, F. gloire, fr. L. gloria; prob. akin to Gr. ?, Skr. ?ravas glory, praise, ?ru to hear. See Loud.]1. Praise, honor, admiration, or distinction, accorded by common consent to a person or thing; high reputation; honorable fame; renown. Glory to God in the highest. --Luke ii. 14.

Glory

Glo"ri*ous\, a. [OF. glorios, glorious, F. glorieux, fr. L. gloriosus. See Glory, n.]1. Exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory; noble; praiseworthy; excellent; splendid; illustrious; inspiring admiration; as, glorious deeds.



I'll ask it again: What is glory? How would God define glory? What is HE describing when He uses the word "glory?"

4 comments:

joy. said...

I trust you are planning to eventually collect your postings into a formatted devotional to then give free copies to whoever suggested the idea while charging others a fair amount. Yes? That's what I thought.

I wish you had asked an easier question because I am not thinking very brightly right now. Rain check.

Samantha F. said...

Joy, you're such a scream. Sometimes a hilarious scream, other times a scream of surprise - but the response is never quiet and tame.

And, yes, the idea is that when Sarah publishes her "Dear Natalie" book, I'll publish "Listener of God" (but I get more points because my book's title will elicit an extreme response!), and if you buy both books at the same time on Amazon, you'll get a discount and a Sarah Anne Photography bag. ^_^

LaShawn said...

Hi Samantha,
I have to minister at a Music Department shut-in and was searching for information about Glory. Came across your blog and loved what I saw. Not sure what you've been doing since 2008. Just want to encourage you to stay the course and listen to Joy. Formatted Devotional sounds like a GOD idea! Love your way with words!Well I'm headed back to studying. God Bless You Sis.

Samantha F. said...

Awww, thanks LaShawn!!! I'm so touched when I come back this blog and see these comments. =) Hope all is going well with you!