Colossians 3:4 says,
“When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”
During my early years following Jesus, reading my Bible, and going to church I thought “glory” was a place with a ZIP Code . . . kind of like heaven. You know, “I’ll see you in Glory.”
Well, in the writings of the apostle Paul and his friends, the word “glory” has a much more important idea. The world “glory” comes from the Greek word doxa, which means reputation, fame, honor. Second Corinthians 5:20 says we are God’s representatives in this world. We were created to enhance God’s reputation—to bring Him glory.
At the end of this current chapter of human history, when Jesus returns, His followers will stand with Him in honor. And we won’t get “big heads,” because we’ll know (hopefully) that our purpose isn’t to keep the glory (fame) for ourselves, but to reflect it to Jesus so He gets more!
I’m motivated to live this week to honor Him, as, by His grace, I reflect His goodness.
In your weekly living, what keeps you from living this way? What hinders your motivation to live in a way that causes others to say, “Wow, God must be incredible!”