“He will transform our lowly body to be like His glorious body, by the power that enables Him even to subject all things to Himself.” – Philippians 3:21
He won’t use His power to exert dominance over us, He uses His power to make us like Him, dispensing amongst us the very glory that merits His position of honor and authority. He disburses the very quality that gives Him power, He doesn’t hoard it. Yet it is this sacrifice that, even after our transformation, will cause us to consider Him as even still greater than ourselves.
Isn’t it by giving us equal beauty that we would see Him as more beautiful? Isn’t it by giving us equal dignity that we would see Him as more dignified? Isn’t it by bestowing on us equal value that we would see Him as more valuable? The very act of giving away His glory heaps more glory upon Him. The very thing He loves, He shares with us. Christ loses nothing in this exchange, but we both experience immeasurable gain.
What a beautiful, glorious, honorable, worthy King!
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