As we finish our series on Jesus this week, we are looking today at Psalm 96:3, “Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.” (NASB 1995) In John, Chapter 17, Jesus prays for Believers and tells of the glory He has been given. In verse 22 He says, “I have given them the glory you have given me, so that they may be one as we are one.” (CSB) We give glory to Jesus by being unified. When we work together as one, we are giving Him the glory He deserves.
Jesus received glory from God, the Father, because of His sacrificial death on the Cross, and when we become Born-Again, we return His glory to Him. “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, so that they will see my glory, which you have given me because you loved me before the world’s foundation.” (John 17:24 CSB) He wants a relationship with Believers and wants us to walk with Him. That gives Him glory!
We are to tell unbelievers that God loves them, that Jesus died for their sins, that Jesus is a healer, a counselor, redeemer, miracle-worker. Jesus calls us to tell others about what He has done. We are called to “make disciples” (Matthew 28:19 NASB 1995) and we cannot make disciples without sharing the Good News about Jesus. Our verse today says we are to “tell of His glory among the nations.” This can be accomplished in a myriad of ways. Everything from personal witnessing one on one with someone, to using a format such as a blog, literature evangelism, or broadcasting on radio and television, are all resources that we can utilize to share Jesus’ love with others, and all we do should bring glory to His name.
We give glory to God through our worship. The angels, the 24 elders, and the created being in the book of Revelation worship God, and we are also to worship Him. “And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the [twenty-four] elders and the four living creatures; and they fell to their faces before the throne and worshiped God,” (Revelation 7:11 AMP) Worship is not just singing praise and worship songs in church, but worship is also shown by our actions, our speech, and how we conduct our lives. Paul says, “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.” (Colossians 4:6 ESV) If our walk matches our talk, unbelievers are more inclined to listen and be accepting. We are to look for opportunities and take advantage of those times to share with them how much God loves them and wants them to be a part of His family. God receives worship when a repentant sinner accepts Christ.
Not just in this Easter week, but at any time, find opportunities to share the love of God with someone. Tell of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, and what that means to you. Explain how God received glory through the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross. Tell of the hope that you have in Him. Declare His Glory!