TUESDAY 26TH OCTOBER, 2021
THEME: THE GREATER GLORY
PASSAGE: 2CORINTHIANS 3:1 – 11
MEMORY VERSE: 2 Corinthians 3:9 “For if there was glory in the ministry of condemnation, the ministry of righteousness must far exceed it in glory.”
HYMN: MHB 812 (Irregular) – GOD is working His purpose out.
The word “GLORY” is connected with the divine (God), and it is an attribute of God that reveals His transcendent majesty and honour. In the Old Testament era, the glory of God used to manifest once in a while and this glory only came to commemorate a noticeable event. For instance: Moses – When the law or covenant was given (Exodus 24:15 – 18; 34:29 – 35), Solomon – When temple was built (II Chronicles 7:1 – 3), e.t.c. That time, the glory could not last long because the vessels (human beings) that were enveloped by the glory were carnal, so it faded away after radiating.
When the appropriate time came, Jesus Christ appeared with His glory; it began to appear and manifest to human beings. John 1:14 says: “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth”. Jesus, after His ascension, grants the Holy Spirit who is now making the ministry of Jesus Christ more glorious.
In our passage today, Paul made the church in Corinth realize that the intruders that came to them with letters of recommendation and acceptance were only being observant of the Mosaic law (Old Testament) whose glory has faded away and that the law has no focus than to condemn and punish. But the Spirit of God in the New Testament had exceeding glory because it justifies the man and quickens the heart/mind. No condemnation for those who are in Christ (Rom. 8:1).
Do not seek after faded glory like many people do today through eye-service, bribery, god fatherism e.t.c., but seek the special and greater glory that only comes through Jesus Christ with the help of the Holy Spirit, the Advocate of the New Testament. The glory of your office, company, business and ministry will radiate more, when Jesus Christ is the foundation and your partner.
PRAYER: Glorious God, take pre-eminent control of everything connected to me and let Your glory tremendously shine in my life, family and work, in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.
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