Considering Jesus: The Radiance Of God’s Glory

Let us continue to “consider Jesus.” (Heb. 3:1) 

Heb. 1:3 “And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high”

Our God is the “God of glory.” From the beginning of the Bible (“Behold, the LORD our God has shown us His glory and His greatness” Duet. 5:24) to the end (“And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine upon it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb.” Rev. 21:23) the great glory of God is made manifest so that man may worship and honor Him.

This relates to Jesus because in Heb. 1:3, the Hebrew writer tells us that Jesus is the bright radiance of the that glory. Jesus is the very brightest part of the glory of God. 

Jesus is the glory of the God of glory. He is the glory of God personified. This is why He and the father are one, and to see Jesus is to see the Father. A glimpse of the glory was seen on the mount of transfiguration, and it awaits to be fully revealed to us at the end. “Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we shall be. We know that, when He appears, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him just as He is.” (1 Jn. 3:2)