13As for us, we can’t help but thank God for you, dear brothers and sisters loved by the Lord. We are always thankful that God chose you to be among the first to experience salvation—a salvation that came through the Spirit who makes you holy and through your belief in the truth. 14He called you to salvation when we told you the Good News; now you can share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14
The glory of our Lord Jesus Christ is His communion with the Father and the Spirit. For Israel and for the Disciples of Jesus there where glimpses of this glory; it was the glory that Jesus often spoke of; He knew the Father and He were one. He knew the glory of being The Beloved. It was this glory Jesus was inviting His disciples into.
Its the glory we experience now through the Holy Spirit in our salvation as we are made holy and respond to the truth. Forgiven of sin we are now occupied by the Spirit of God for the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Its the glory of knowing now, “I am loved by the Lord; I have been brought into the communion of God.” Its the glory we have a share in and wait for as an inheritance to be fully experienced one day as our faith becomes sight.
Don’t let anyone steal your glory. Keep responding to the truth of the Gospel. Keep responding to Jesus as Lord. Let this truth reside in you by the Spirit: I am loved by the Lord.
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Have to say, this photo is breathtaking.