Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Thoughts on Glorification

In our fallen state, we do not desire rightly, and we do not have the capacity to satisfy the object of that right desire were we to actually obtain it (the capacity to desire rightly). This is a staggering problem. We do not properly long to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, and mind. What’s more, if we did in fact long to love in this way rightly, we would, by nature of our corruption, be incapable of carrying it out. As God molds us into his image here on earth and progressively sanctifies us, our capacities to long to love God and to desire to glorify him grow, but we will never fully long and desire rightly this side of paradise. However, when we are glorified, we will be made “holy” as he is holy. On that day we will finally desire and long for God rightly, the way he deserves to be desired and longed for. What will make that day glorious will be the counterpart to this: we will finally be able to satisfy those longings and desires. We will long to look deep into the sun at its blazing meridian and also have the ability to do so. We will long to love the Lord our God with all of our being, and also be able to carry that desire unto its consummation. Here is the glory of that day: The moment of our greatest desire will be the moment of our deepest satisfaction We will experience perfect communion with the image of the invisible God and He will receive Glory and the highest praise. We will finally experience the joy of Heaven, God himself…Come quickly, Lord Jesus.

“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known” (1 Cor 13:12).


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