Today’s word is GLORY.
There are many things you can do to “process” this word today:
Think on it.
Look it up in Scripture if you choose. An easy way to look up biblical texts on the topic is to go to biblegateway.com and do a search on the word.
Discuss it with others.
I’m sure you can think of others. Whatever you choose to do to process this word today, please check back in at the end of the day and let’s have a discussion about your thoughts, experiences, etc.
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8 thoughts on “GLORY – Day 13 of The One Word Devotional”
A gentleman leading prayer once said, “Lord, we cannot make you more glorious, but we can strive to bring you more glory.” That has always stuck with me.
Glory is a hard word for me. Whenever it is used in a worship context I wince. I shudder when it is used in reference to hair. It is by no means a bad word, but I avoid it when I can. However, there is a film called “Glory” that I appreciate. All the characters die in the end. They gave their all for a nation that did not truly respect them. Yet they will go on to heaven’s glory which is true glory. Unlike the glory of battle which actually isn’t glorious at all.
Wondering, Abi, is it the hair reference that makes it hard for you to hear the word in the worship context? I know the way that passage has been misconstrued has placed a lot of baggage on many women.
Giving glory to God through singing carries much baggage with me. So much fighting over music happens, and therefore music is very tarnished for me. Whenever I hear “Let’s give glory to God”. I hear the opposite. The hair thing is separate. I’ve come to terms with that passage, but when I hear others reference it I am reminded of past misunderstandings. Someday, hopefully, the stigma around the word will lesson and eventually be no more than an educational memory. After all this post has been a positive experience. Good memories help dispel bad.
This one seems to be all over the map and even overused everyday vocabulary. My thoughts keep returning to Jesus’ glory being like God’s glory–full of grace and truth, most fully revealed on the cross. We glory in the cross and in our redeemer because of what it signifies and what he accomplishes. I also like associating it with Jesus and his person/mission–which invites me as Jesus’ follower to be open to reflecting a bit of his glory (grace and truth) from time to time. Probably when I’m not trying to do that–it just happens. Sort of like God’s Spirit blowing where it will? Or the Kingdom of God appearing where and when God decides, not where or when we decide.
Actually, I think dancing with Jesus would be quite glorious. Dancing with grace and truth.
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Oops–meant to say overused in our everyday vocabulary!
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I had a lot of trouble with this one, too. The first picture that comes to mind when I think of the glory of the Lord is the sun breaking through the clouds. God’s glory was shown to the Israelites through a cloud, and I wonder how that cloud was different than those in the sky?
In looking at the hundreds of verses that include the word ‘glory’, I get more confused! This word seems to have so many meanings. It is the presence of God, something we can give God that is similar to praise and honor, something that God can give us, similar to beauty, something to be revealed in the future, something of which to be proud of, and so on.
I guess I just don’t know what to think!
This might have been a case where we would have been better served to narrow the focus of the word for the day. ?