14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
There is a continual light before the LORD that light never goes out. The light glorifies our LORD, who is full of grace and truth.
All God's required a sacrifice. But out LORD is different in that he requires a sacrifice of himself for the people he has created. He is enough to supply his own needs and those of his 12 tribes. Let us glorify in our glorious LIVING GOD.
Let us glorify that our God is not a terrible monster like the one described in the Apocryphal story of Bel and the Dragon. Also thank God that our people are not hungry like bad rulers, today markes Nero's reign of state sponsored terrorism. Our God requires our leaders to be under the LORDSHIP of our LORD JESUS Christ.
1 Timothy 3:2 2Now the overseer (bishop) must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. 5(If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?) 6He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil.
Blaspheming the LORD is a serious offense to be carried out on young, old, strangers, insiders, Law of exact justice, not of revenge. Not private vengeance, but public justice. Also the members of the community prayed first before they conducted any of their business. They did not just act, but they sought the will of the LORD.
I Chronicles 15
David repented of his mistake and returned to God's way of conducting business. The whole tribe of Jerusalem celebrated.
Ezekiel 19 (Cartoons from kerrywaghorn.com)
Confidence outside of the LORD is no Confidence at all. Dark ways will be washed away by the glory of the Son and the Father, truth will shine.
God desires men ready to follow his plans. A prowling lion will no longer be a terror in the land. Nations will capture the Lion in nets of righteousness. The Lion will lie in Babylonian dens as a rug to keep ones feet warm before the fire. Pride destroys nations. Had Zedekkiah submitted to the Babylonians, Jerusalem may have been saved. Had Jesus not died on the cross the promise of a New Jerusalem would not be assured.
1 Thessalonians 1
All is well for we stand confirmed that Christ Works in you. You stand amongst Greek and Egyptian Idols, but still the Holy Spirit has put "steel in your convictions!"(The Message) Jesus will come again. Be servants and worshipers and Spread the gospel. Be servants through your love and a signal to others to repent from their Idols to a true God, before it is too late. There is grace and truth in our relationship with the LORD.