God created knowing that his creation would reject him. (Isaiah 53:3) Nevertheless he created with unmatched wisdom. He placed his imprint on humanity by making each human being unique. After a while one would think that he would run out of ways to make each one special, but not the Creator. His loving kindness knows no boundaries. While we might feel superior to someone else, God looks at each person as his precious creation. No one needs to feel anything but agape love from Father God.
He loves his creation so much that before anyone had sinned, he moved his plan of redemption into place. Unprecedented love looks ahead to the joy of reconciliation. God had more than sympathy for mankind. Sympathy would have said, “ah, too bad” and moved on, but God had agape love. That kind of love is sacrificial.
Paul the apostle gushed with worship as he wrote Ephesians 1. Verse three through verse fourteen is one sentence in the Greek. He couldn’t stop long enough to place a “period”. He saw and spoke of this unique Being with passion. The last five words of this sentence is “to the praise of His glory”. (Ephesians 1:14) So what is “to the praise of his glory”? Paul explained it just two verses earlier when he said “that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory”. (Ephesians 1:12)
We are his trophies that he proudly displays. When someone wins a medal at the Olympics or earns a trophy, the glory goes to the recipient and not to the award. Each one that God has created is to show his greatness or be “to the praise of his glory”. Of course, because we have choice, all of us have fallen short of his glory (Romans 3:23) but he pursues us and when we bow to him in repentance, he “cleans us up” and begins to polish us so that his glory can be seen in us.
God does not give up on anyone. Instead he “raises us up with Him” and he seats us “with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus”. (Ephesians 2:6,7)
As bad as sin is, God is greater! Sin is so horrible that Jesus Christ suffered excruciatingly to pay for it. Once again, this was for God’s glory, for the Father “predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.” (Ephesians 1:5-6) We appreciate your Comments