The Glory of the Lord

The Glory of the Lord

How does the gospel reveal God’s glory?

The glory of God is the worth of all of his attributes and his attributes are seen most clearly in the gospel.

The gospel reveals the righteousness of God–righteousness displayed in the perfect obedience of God the Son lived within the world of fallen men. He was tempted in every way as we are yet without sin.

The gospel reveals the justice of God–justice displayed as the sinless Son of God drank the cup of God’s wrath to the dregs–perfectly exhausting the penalty of God’s justice against our sin.

The gospel reveals the love of God–love displayed in the sending of God’s Son to die for us while we were still sinners. For God so loved the world that he sent his only Son.

The gospel reveals the grace of God–the favor of salvation offered to those who deserve eternal judgement.

The gospel reveals the mercy of God–God saving those who could not save themselves or even look to God apart from his regenerative work in their souls. Jesus died for me before I was born–or even knew how helpless I would be in my sin.

The gospel reveals the wisdom of God–wisdom displayed in a cross that fully satisfied holy justice, holy wrath, holy love, holy grace–all in the same moment. Jesus ‘hour’ of glory–his hour of death and resurrection–could only be imagined by the infinite wisdom of God.

The gospel reveals the holiness of God–only a God who is so transcendent–holy, holy, holy–could glorify himself by sacrificing himself in the person of his Son while at the same time reconciling fallen sinners to his embrace so that they would eternally exalt his glory.

Lord–shine the light of the gospel of the glory of God ever more brightly into my heart. Show me your glory, revealed in your gospel.