UNEXPECTED GLORY

“Therefore when he had gone out, Jesus said, ‘Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him’” (John 13:31).

While Satan must have anticipated that the treachery of Judas would be a disruption of the purposes of God, who could have imagined it to be but a fulfilling of His divine plan? For a word normally associated with the majesty and splendor, only the mind of God could look ahead and see himself glorified in lowly service, suffering, and death. So certain is Jesus that his suffering and death will bring glory to God, he uses the past tense of glorified, as if it has already been accomplished. It is with the same confident anticipation of a glory we cannot even comprehend, that we endure and persevere through the sufferings of this present life.

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