Dr. Dan Hayden •
Have you ever received a trophy or a blue ribbon for something you did? Well, that was a recognition of your glory. When you got the trophy, you received the glory.
In Hebrews 1:3 it says that Jesus Christ, the Son of God is “the radiance of God’s glory.” So, what is God’s glory? There is a saying in sports, “no pain, no gain; no guts, no glory.” Athletes will actually endure pain to get glory. So, what is glory?
The word “glory” actually means a brilliant asset—something that secures praise and renown.
Your glory is the wonderful things about you, who you are, and what you did that makes people want to praise you. It is your brilliant asset. So, God’s glory is everything about Him—who He is and what He has done that makes us want to praise Him. The glory of God is the supreme beauty of His perfections. His holiness and wisdom. His love, and mercy, and infinite goodness. His immensity, power and eternality. It is all that He is—His glory is the brilliance of His assets. And when Hebrews 1:3 says that Jesus Christ is the radiance of God’s glory, it is saying that Jesus Christ has the same brilliant assets as God. In other words, He is God. He radiates the same glory.
So, have you praised Jesus today for His glory?