“The glory you gave to me I have given to them, that they may be one just as we are one—” (John 17:22, NET).
According to this verse, Jesus has given you and me His glory. To understand better what He means by that, let’s find a biblical explanation. Let’s read God’s own definition of His glory. We find that in His response when Moses requested, “Please, show me Your glory” (Ex. 33:18, NKJV).
As He answered, allowing Moses to see His back, He proclaimed these words in his hearing: “The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin…” (Ex. 34:6-7a, NKJV).
Clearly, He defined His glory as the essence of His love. That shining brilliance that radiates from Him in infinite power… is the presence of Pure Love. Perfect Love. Love that knows you down to every cell in your body, every thought in your head, and embraces you in all-encompassing devotion.
His glory is also full of His holiness and justice. The next thing He expressed to Moses about it was this: “…by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation” (v. 7b).
Let’s apply this to our initial question. What did Jesus mean by giving us His glory? It means He gives us the immeasurable depths of His love. He also imparts to us His Continue reading Gloriously Loved; Gloriously Shielded; Gloriously Restored