there the glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers
and streams" (Isaiah 33:21).
word, glorious, appears more than forty times in the Bible.
It is used to describe the nature, character, and ways of
God as exhibited through Jesus Christ. Repeatedly God is praised
as the glorious God. The body of Christ is described as "his
glorious body" (Philippians 3:21), the gospel is portrayed
as the "glorious gospel of Christ" (2 Corinthians
4:4), Christ's power is identified as "his glorious power"
(Colossians 1:11), and His second coming is called "the
glorious appearing" (Titus 2:13). Everything about our
wonderful Redeemer is superlatively glorious. His name, character,
and acts are glorious. Whether in creation or in redemption,
all His mighty acts are glorious.
John, in his unique style, presents Christ as glorious in
character, in all His mighty acts, in conquest, and in coronation
(see Revelation 19:1-16). Christ's triumph at the cross was
glorious, His inauguration at God's right hand as our able
Intercessor is glorious, and now, we await with eagerness
the greatest event of all--the "glorious appearing of
the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ" (Titus 2:13).
Lord is now engaged in the work of preparing a glorious home
in His kingdom for those who love Him and look for Him (see
John 14:1-3). God's promise to ancient Israel concerning the
glorious Lord will ultimately meet its fulfillment in spiritual
Israel as they behold the One altogether lovely, the chiefest
among ten thousand. In that glad day of redemption God's people
will exclaim, "The glorious Lord will be unto us a place
of broad rivers and streams... The Lord is our judge, the
Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; He will save us"
(Isaiah 33:21, 22).
Prayer Today: Lord, I ascribe thanksgiving to You,
my glorious Lord, and I praise You for Your great salvation.