daily-devotionalsReading: “He shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe.”—2 Thessalonians 1:10

Among a thousand wonders that will be unfolded before the astonished world at the great day of God, there are two very blessed events which will take place: the one is how Jesus will be glorified in His own sacred person, and the other is, how Jesus will be glorified in the saints.

First, think of how Jesus will appear then. Since He was first revealed to you by grace, He has been known to you as wonderful in all his perfections, offices, characters, and relations. But He that is now known by faith, will then become the object of sight. Never, but in the person of Jesus, can there be any thing presented to the view of men of equal glory! God and man in one person can only be found in Christ. And God dwelling in flesh is only rendered capable by that union. Think also how glorious the human nature of Christ must be because of its union with the Godhead—such as no excellency of angels can at all resemble.

Pause over this contemplation, for such is Jesus, and such will He appear, when He shall come to be glorified in His saints and ad- mired in all that believe. When you have fully feasted yourself by contemplating Jesus, as He is, and as He will then appear, go on, and consider that glory that shall be revealed in His people, whereby He will be admired in all them that believe.

What a flood of glory will pour in on the soul when the vast volume comes to be opened and explained, of what Jesus has worked in the saints, what He has communicated to the saints; what everlasting blessings He has procured for the saints, and what glory He will have by the saints. Christian, never lose sight of these blessed views which add to that glorious account concerning this great day of God to His people: “At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you” (John 14:20).

Taken from The Poor Man’s Evening and Morning Portions by Rev. Robert Hawker, Works, Vol. 8; 1830. Edited by Aaron Dunlop for thinkgospel.com ©2014.