He Is Coming In Glory

Daily God Walk for Sunday, August 29, 2010

 The son of man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done.     – Matthew 16:27

 Jesus had begun to explain to his disciples that he was going to Jerusalem and there he would die. “From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life” (v21).

His disciples, those trusted friends, were bewildered. They had accepted him as the Messiah and expected that he would establish his earthly kingdom soon. They were probably thinking, “What is wrong with him. He can’t be killed. He is the hope of all Israel.”

“Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord! This shall never happen to you” (v22). Then Jesus said a strange thing; “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but things of men” (v23).

It was at this point that Jesus gave his dissertation on the value of a persons’ soul. He spoke of trying to save your life and being willing to surrender your life and the consequences of both. His message was that we are to be committed to a higher purpose than just preserving our life, our way of living, even our way of worship – We are to be committed to surrendering our life to his will and his purposes, even when his will goes against everything we’ve ever wanted in life.

As the disciples began to realize what Jesus was telling them and they were beginning to feel a bit of despair, he began to reveal another aspect of God’s plan. He was affirming that he would die, but that he would be resurrected, return to heaven and then, at some point in the future, he would come again. This time when he comes he will be coming in great glory for all the world to see. He is coming in his Father’s glory.

That is the hope which gives us an anchor for our soul (Hebrews 6:19); He is coming again and he will reward those who have trusted him.

 Principle:  When he comes he will reward us for what we have done.

Affirmation:  I live in the hope of eternal reward for serving him.

Prayer:  Thank you Lord for the hope you have given us. Amen.

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