And the Word was made flesh dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth (John 1:14). Which none of the princes of this world knew; for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory (1 Corinthians 2:8).
Today's lesson study focus is on the glory of God, which is glorified through His Son Jesus Christ. Our first scripture describes Jesus being the Word of God who was made of flesh as He walked the earth. His disciples traveled with Jesus and witnessed the many signs and wonders He performed authenticating His deity; yet many failed to recognize Him as the begotten Son of God the Father.
When did Jesus existence begin? Jesus was there in the beginning with His Father and upon His earthly arrival was the final revelation of God as His sole purpose was to bring salvation to the world. Therefore, Paul in our second lesson study text answers an implied question would the princes/rulers of this would have crucified our Lord? Hopefully, the answer would have been no, because after the events that occurred on that Friday, many recognized Jesus as Lord. Prophecy had to be fulfilled and His death was eminent as He had to die only to rise again on Sunday morning.
With that being said, God continues to reveal His glory in many ways; the rising and setting of the sun daily, the moon and stars performing their task on schedule, nature obeying His commands and the seasons changing without any delay. Each time we look at our self and our fellow man we see the glory of God and as each believer witness and live holy lives, His glory is manifested even more.
Look around you and see God's glory-it is everywhere.
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Today's discussion is taken from my devotional "Heavenly Bread", which is available through Amazon.com and the author.