December 10, 2012
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Beholding His Glory

For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6 NKJV

(Jesus Christ) being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person. Hebrews 1:3 NKJV


What is glory? In Hebrew it means splendor, honor, beauty, majesty, grandeur, or excellence. In Greek it means dignity, honor, praise, or esteem. No amount of words, however descriptive they may be, can help us fully grasp what glory truly is. The reason is because glory is not so much about what we describe, as it is about what we behold.

In John 1:14 we read, “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John wasn’t given a divine description of Jesus Christ, he was given a personal revelation of Him. John’s eyes looked upon the fullness of God’s glory— grace and truth in the face of Jesus Christ.

What is the glory of God? Jesus Christ!

Who is the glory of God? Jesus Christ!

Where is the glory of God? Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ is the center point, the starting point, and the ending point of the glory of God. We behold the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ, not somewhere else or through something else.

His glory is so great, so vast, and so magnificent that it will take you an eternity to behold it. His glory will keep on delighting you. His glory will mean one continuous “Wow, Jesus, Wow!” forever, and ever, and ever. Hallelujah!


8 Responses to “Beholding His Glory”

  1. Karen December 10, 2012 at 4:44 AM #

    How much we are priviledged to see His glory!

  2. Maxine Gonzalez December 10, 2012 at 7:52 AM #

    My word this year was GLORIFY so I have thought a lot about GOD’S glory here on earth for us. But yes there will be so much more in heaven!! Loved this post!

  3. Kathy @ In Quiet Places December 10, 2012 at 9:06 AM #

    That is what I want to celebrate anew this Christmas!

    • Barb Dickson December 12, 2012 at 2:46 AM #

      I agree. This is what I want to celebrate anew this Christmas! :)

  4. karyn December 10, 2012 at 10:37 AM #

    Yes, we can see JESUS in HIS glorious LIGHT.

  5. Sherrey Meyer December 10, 2012 at 11:13 AM #

    What a blessing it is to have the freedom to glorify God!

  6. Terry & Pat Lampel December 10, 2012 at 1:31 PM #

    Great commentary… just can’t ignore the fact that Jesus Christ IS the absolute center of everything in our faith! No other “religion” or belief system can claim the authentic Lamb of God we fin din Jesus! Thanks Roy! BTW, love the graphic :-)

  7. karyn December 10, 2012 at 10:40 PM #

    You know, looking at JESUS, you really understand who HE is. It’s HIS face and the LIGHT and HIS smile and just the brightness and the purity of who HE is. I know what you mean. When I look at JESUS it’s like I’m changed. Inside of me, not that anyone would know or notice. Just inside and my spirit and mind and heart. The outside shows some … but … really the true transformations is within. And we become more silent. And very very happy and joyful.

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