Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The glory of God

All have sinned and are deprived of the glory of God.
They are justified freely by his grace through the redemption in Christ Jesus,
whom God set forth as an expiation, through faith, by his blood, to prove his righteousness because of the forgiveness of sins previously committed
. Romans 3:23-25

We are all sinners, and we lose out on the glory of God. It's amazing when we release the sins that bind us, how we feel afterward. Can we then say we understand at that moment what it is to feel the glory of God. It's awesome isn't it. But then when we do sin, we take it away.

I was thinking about this, because when we do not let go of what truly binds and clogs our hearts from God, we do not understand or know the presence of God. It is in the releasing of sin, that we come to know God and his glory. How can I explain something that has been felt, and the difference when it is not, because of sin. As I encounter others who love and know our Lord, who have had the grace to to be rewarded for their faithfulness to Him, they know the glory of God from their faith.

Without Jesus freeing us by his redemption we would not know of the glory of God. His life was given for us freely so we would know him. It is our selfish nature's that remove us from the glory of God. Where he gives us freely his love, we often turn away from it, because we lack undersanding of God's divine nature.

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