The Greatest Glory of God, part 2 of 2 parts. Click here for the 1st part,.
If there is a Father and a son of separate entities. Is that the greatest glory of God?
God sent forth His son for a suicide mission (quoted from the Steve Jobs movie) and He succeeded. Can we refer to this as the highest glory of God? No, it is not the greatest glory He can achieve because God can do better. Partially, the Father has some glory too. Although for sure, most glory belongs to our Lord Jesus Christ as He is the one who lived as a man and died at the cross. But for me, as a parent I will not send my only son to battle knowing that He will suffer and die. I would rather send myself instead of him. Who am I compared to the greatest Father of all, I am certainly “nothing”. That is why, the Father did not send His son who is a separate person from Him (He has none) but sent His son by sending Himself to be 100% man and becoming the son of God.
If the man is also a God at the same time.
If God became man but remained the Almighty God altogether can that be the highest glory of God? In that sense, becoming a man is utterly effortless. Can you call that the greatest and highest glory of all. There is no glory in that and certainly not the highest glory. He can do better for sure and He will never do this kind of thing. Why be a God and a man at the same time and damage His own dignity and glory?
Numbers 23:19 – God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
2 Corinthians 3:3 – Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the hear
Luke 19:38 – Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
The greatest glory of God. The only God who is the father of all glory.
It may sound complicated but it is as simple as common sense. For a minute, take away the preconceived ideas and sectarian ideologies in our mind. Hear this. God simply became 100% man. It is like the government asking for your son to join the war but you wouldn’t allow it. That is why you pretended to be your son and joined the army in lieu of him. But in this case, God did not pretend or imitate, He became a real man and took the role of being a servant. He became Jesus Christ our Lord. When He desires to be somebody He portrays it truthfully and genuinely, not half baked and ill-conceived. It is the most difficult thing because He never died yet and never felt powerless and helpless ever before. But He is God, He can do anything that He desires. As you can imagine, doing this will amaze everyone and show His boundless glory.
This greatest glory is exclusive only for Him for this is the greatest sacrifice of all. The risk was unimaginable.
The “very” highest glory of all is commensurate to the greatest sacrifice ever, the greatest risk, the most difficult task, the most impossible thing, the most unexpected and unpredictable event, the most creative wonder; and the most extraordinary triumph of all; and that is Him becoming 100% man. He planned, He came, He died, He resurrected and He was victorious above all. The effort of God from being the greatest and becoming the humblest man is the most distinct act of nobility and most virtuous sacrifice of all. No one can ever duplicate that. That is unmatched in all times. His glory is absolutely stunning and only to Him belongs.
Man’s knowledge of Him grows and can be achieved upon God’s purpose and will.
Man’s truth about God advances for the purpose of confirming and validating more facts about Him and as well as to rebuke fallacies and misinterpretations. However, His truth about Himself is not evolving but always constant and the same. It is His desire to understand Him completely but we will not reach this sum of understanding unless otherwise permitted by Him upon His appointed time. It will strategically be uncovered at the very end of times.
2 Peter 3:18 – But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.