“For thine is the kingdom . . . ” – Q&A #5

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love, over all, and All.

Question: What is meant by God’s “glory”?

Answer: Glory has several meanings. When speaking of God, glory is the great praise and honor due to God, as well as being His awesome beauty, splendor, magnificence, and majesty. We could say that glory is the radiant light of God’s attributes, or qualities, which causes man to praise and adore Him.

“Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.”
(Ps. 29:2)

“I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.” (Isa. 42:8)

When Jesus was born the shepherds saw the angels in the sky glorifying God:

“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward man.” (Luke 2: 13, 14)

Mary Baker Eddy writes of the light of God’s glory:

“In divine Science, God is recognized as the only power, presence, and glory.” (No 20:21)

“I am Spirit . . . The beauty of holiness, the perfection of being, imperishable glory, — all are Mine, for I am God.” (S&H 252:32-4)

“The depth, breadth, height, might, majesty, and glory of infinite Love fill all space. That is enough!” (S&H 520:3-5)

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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”
Copyright 2005)

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For Thine - #5

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