Christ created all things so that he might share his glory with his people — his church — in such a way that his glory would become the greatest treasure of our knowing minds and the greatest pleasure of our hoping hearts. And as our knowing minds are filled with the riches of his glory and our hoping hearts are filled with the pleasures of his glory, we are being changed from one degree of glory to another into the image of the one who created us (2 Corinthians 3:18). That’s why he showed us his glory.
“Christ created all things so that he might share his glory with his people.”
That’s why he came and became the hope of glory, until this transformation of one degree of glory to the next is happening — until, please God, we as a people, in some measure, shine with his glory, for the sake of the world, and then in the age to come, shine like the sun in the kingdom of our Father. And all of this knowing the riches of his glory, and all of this tasting the pleasures of his glory becomes the Christ-designed showing of his glory — meaning for Christ.
He granted us to know the riches of glory and to hope in and taste and enjoy and be filled by the pleasures of his glory, so that in this knowing and this feeling, there might erupt a showing of the glory. That’s why he made the universe.
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