Another principle of the nature of the sons is that he lives to bring glory to the Father. This topic has been a series, if you haven't read the previous posts you might like to go check them out. The series is about the relationship between the Father and the Son (Christ) and how we all are sons in the Son (Christ). Since we have become sons we ought to demonstrate the nature of the Son in our relationship with God.
"I brought glory to you here on earth; I have finished the work you've gaven me to do." (John 17:4).
"So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." (1Cor 10:13).
"I brought glory to you here on earth", this single statement summarizes everything Jesus did on earth. He was just occupied bringing glory to God, everything he did was for the glory of the Father. Whether eating or drinking, whatever it is he finds himself doing it was all for the Father's glory.
Even to humans a son is meant to be the pride of the father, this is why the son carries the father's name. So wherever he went and whatever he does he affects that name. If he does something that amaze people one of the questions they will ask is, "who is that... son of who? Yes "son of who", the glory must be pinned to the father.
The Son is never out to get glory for himself, he is not pursuing his own glory. We must understand properly this attribute of Christ, because today among Christians we see many after there own glory, demanding that people honour them, carrying titles that demands honour. Why would somebody call himself Reverend? That title can be found no where in the bible and it is so egoistic — it sounds like a cry to have your ego pampered. Why demand to be reverend, who do you think you are?
I have sat behind the pulpit many times and hear all kinds of sermon trying to elevate men to a place of glory, demanding that glory should be ascribed to certain men, that part of the Christian worship is to honour these men, even going as far as tying aspect of our salvation to the worship of these men. I mean, who are they, did God died and made them God?
The existence of such things shows that we have very little of Christ. The son does not draw honour, worship, reverence or glory to himself. He lives to bring glory to the Father. He is humble and lowly, he unveils the Father and declares the Father glory. His desire and passion is to see others marvel at the Father, amaze at how glorious, powerful and great God is, and ascribe worship to God and God alone.
This post belongs to a series, below is the rest of the series:
The Life Of Sons; Utter Dependence On The Father
The Life Of The Sons; Fellowship With The Father
The Life Of The Sons; Seeing Beyond The Activities In The Natural
The Life Of The Sons; The Father's Will Is The Son's Food
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