When applied to God, “glory” probably means something else entirely.

“Glory to God!”

I’ve heard that phrase all my life, but I never really thought about it. What does it mean?

If applied to a person, “glory” might mean fame. When applied to God, “glory” probably means something else entirely. For words fashioned by men are limited by the concepts they understand.

When we are exposed to God’s language, our human vocabulary can limit our ability to comprehend concepts that are spiritual in nature and beyond our full understanding. When God speaks to us, He does not limit Himself to words. Because He wants us to know Him, He speaks through our hearts.

But this is the new contract I will make with them: I will inscribe my laws upon their hearts, so that they shall want to honor me; then they shall truly be my people and I will be their God. At that time it will no longer be necessary to admonish one another to know the Lord. For everyone, great and small, shall really know me then, says the Lord, and I will forgive and forget their sins.” (Jeremiah 31:33-34)

“Glory to God” means honoring God. It connotes reverence. It means elevating Him above all else, following His laws, and serving Him.

I pray that God continues to speak to my heart and that I will listen. I pray that I will obey.

May the Glory of God never end.

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