Everyone wants their own type of honour and glory.
Reference: v.9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honour because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. (NIV Bible)
Explore: Think of someone famous that is honoured for their work. Some that come to my mind are: Heath Ledger who won Best Supporting Actor in 2009 for his role as The Joker; Usain Bolt who won Olympic gold in 2008 for the 100 metre sprint; and what about Bill Gates who is – according to the 2010 Forbes list – the second wealthiest man in the world. All of these awards show great achievements and there are many people who strive for a similar title.
Application: When you look at the world you see many people striving for fame, success and fortune. Everyone wants their own type of honour and glory. Even Jesus has received his fair share. However Jesus was not crowned with glory and honour by accumulating large amounts of money or finding vast popularity or achieving excellence in sport. He received honour and glory by suffering death. That seems like the total opposite to the people mentioned above, but the more your find out about Jesus the more you can see that He did not live for personal gain, and yet He still received honour and glory. As Jesus led by example we are challenged about how we strive for honour and glory. We need to be aware of the glory we seek and continually look back to Jesus as our guide.
Prayer: Lord, it is so easy for us to desire the honour and glory that the world supplies. Help us to look to You as the leading example of how we are to live. Amen.
Where are you seeking your honour and glory from?
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.