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So where is God’s glory most manifested?

In God’s goodness –
when Jesus is ‘glorified,’
lifted up and hung on a cross,
displaying God’s glory
in the shame, degradation, brutality,
and sacrifice of His crucifixion,
and by this means returning to the glory
He shared with the Father
before the world began.

The most spectacular display of God’s glory
is in a bloody instrument of torture
because that is where God’s goodness was most displayed.

It is good to sing the ‘Hallelujah Chorus,’
but we must also sing, ‘On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
the emblem of suffering and shame’ –
because there God displayed His glory in Christ Jesus,
who thus became our tabernacle, our temple,
the meeting place between God and human beings.”

– D.A. Carson, The God Who Is There, 115-116


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  1. Steve Martin says:

    Great post!

    It’s odd. It so goes against human nature and the theology of ‘glory’ (which is most prevalent in churches today.

    But that is where god meets us. At the foot of the Cross. All our effort and striving and “goodness”…all put to death with Him, right there on the Cross.

    Thanks, Trevin Wax, for this spot on post.

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