Wednesday, April 3, 2019

What is it All About? ... What are we Doing?

Once purpose is defined everything else falls into place and makes sense.

God's purpose is the Manifestation of His Glory.
"For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea." (Hab. 2.14)
This is the end toward which all things advance since the beginning of creation.

Eternity will be a forever-existence where we are surrounded with ineffable Glory.

The theme of the centrality of God's glory runs all through the Bible, 
and is far too extensive to follow through in a blog.

Maybe David's declaration sums it up: "I will glorify Thy Name for evermore." (Ps. 86.12)

When in the fullness of God's time Jesus was born,
     and announced to the shepherds, 
          "the Glory of the Lord shone round about them." (Lk. 2.9) 

The Lord's prayer ends with the phrase, "Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever." (Mt.6.13)
     This shines light on all the prayer,
          and all the purpose of God.

God is not interested in working out some kind of Christian socialism,
     with man's needs as its motivation,
          and man's satisfaction as its end.

God's end is Glory … His Glory.
And God seeks for enlightened ones who will put Him at the center of all existence.

Romans 2.21 says that the wrath of God is against those who "glorified Him not as God."
If we are to glorify Him we must glorify Him as God.
     There is no other way.
          There is no room for self centered seeking -
               no way of thinking first of ourselves,
                    and then thinking of God as our answer.

Let me repeat what I said at the beginning:
Eternity will be a forever-existence where we are surrounded with ineffable Glory.
What awaits us There when all is finished, and all is perfected, 
     will so far transcend all we have thought or known that, 
          all previous life will appear as only faintly lit darkness.

To quote from my father, "Let us live with eternity's values in view."


  1. Amen to "all previous life will seem as only faintly lit darkness "
    Glory to God for Himself! He is eternal life!