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The Father is Most Glorified in the Glory of His Son
6/23 Reading Portions: Deut 28:20-68; Psa 119:25-48; Isa 55; Matt 3
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“Behold, You shall call a nation that You do not know, and a nation that did not know You shall run to You, because of the LORD Your God, and of the Holy One of Israel, for He has glorified You.” Isaiah 55:5
God has glorified His Messiah. The heavenly Father is most glorified in the glory and exaltation of His one and only Son. Through His perfect and sinless accomplishment of all things, including and most especially His death upon Calvary’s cross, the Lord Jesus Christ is glorified. Jesus prayed to be restored to the eternal glory He enjoyed with the Father before the world was (John 17:5), and because Jesus “humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross” (Phil 2:8), “God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name” (Phil 2:9). God has glorified the Lord Jesus in the entire economy of salvation. There is no redemption apart from Christ. Sinners have no justification without His substitutionary atonement. We are forgiven only by His precious shed blood. We stand innocent before the judgment bar only through Christ’s imputed righteousness. Because of God’s grace found in Christ alone, nations, goyim, who did not even exist in His day call upon His name and run to Him. Jesus is glorified as Head of His beloved church, His bride. Those who scoff at the cross are not seeking “the Lord while He may be found” (v6); the Christ “of the cross is folly to those who are perishing” (1 Cor 1:18), since God’s holy thoughts of divine justice and His heavenly ways of mercy are higher than sinful man’s thoughts and ways (vv8-9). Yet, the Lord Jesus extends grace despite the sinner’s objections and rejections, saying, “Come, everyone who thirsts” (v1), and asks gloriously, “Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to Me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food” (v2). Hallelujah! What a Savior!
God glorified His Son
For what His Christ had done
By dying on the cross
To save we wretched lost.