Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas - Glory!

Over the next 5 days counting down to Christmas, we'll be reflecting upon this wonderful season!

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The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines glory:

"praise, honor, or distinction extended by common consent"


"worshipful praise, honor, and thanksgiving <giving glory to God>"

The glory of God is magnificent!

I've been reading through the Old Testament recently

In the first five books, the glory of God is mentioned at least 20 times.

Luke 2:14 (ESV)
“Glory to God in the highest,
    and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

The Angels sang of His glory when He was born!

In fact in Luke 2:9 it says the sky was filled with God's glory!


Glory to God...

As you look through the Psalms, there are many mentions of God and His Glory. 

One of them stood out, and reminded me of the Wise Men when they went to bring gifts to Jesus.

Psalm 105:3 (ESV)
Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!

They sought the Messiah, and when they found him, they rejoiced!

Too often, we forget about this.

1 Timothy 1:17 (ESV)
To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever.

Remember the glory of God. 

Bring Him praise, as we celebrate and remember the birth of our Savior, nearly 2000 years ago.


Luke 2:8-20 (ESV)
And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest,

    and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. And the shepherds returned,glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

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