Psalm 148:13 Let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above
the earth and heaven.
This is Old Testament viewpoint of God’s glory.
It was true then but is that the whole truth today?
John 1:14 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.
is the New Testament and His glory was seen in the earth. That was nearly two
thousand years ago, is that true today?
Ephesians 3:16-19a That he would grant you, according to the
riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner
Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in
love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and
length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ.
know the love of Christ is to know His glory, to love others with that love is
to show His glory. There is no greater praise of the Lord than to open up your
heart and show Christ.
Ecclesiastes 1:9 The thing that
hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which
shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
Perhaps the most overused word in all of advertising is the word
new. The implication is that it is better. It also implies it hasn’t been
abused by anyone else. In this modern disposable world new has taken on power
to influence desire. Believe me, that is nothing new.
Our modern manufacturing techniques have driven us to the point of
refining perfection that certain technologies seem to be obsolete even before
they find their way to the sales shelf.
All we have done is improve the ways in which we inspire desire.
While the price of televisions is dropping from year to year, the telephone is
increasing. Smart phones now cost a thousand dollars new. Why? Because they are
more desired and integrated into the life of the user.
I had a dream about a woman running me off the road while texting.
I yelled at her and she waved me off as if to yes, “Let me finish this text.”
The more our desires drive us to distraction the less import
people become in our lives. Even commercials on television have made fun of
people sitting around the dinner table texting one another to pass the butter.
It sounds funny and we do see the irony in a technology that was meant to bring
us closer, divides us.
The thing here that is not new, that has been this same way since
sin began, is that desire dehumanizes us and makes us insensitive to the people
we should love.
Original sin cause separation and it hasn’t stopped ruining
relationship since it began.
What are you paying attention to today?