Key Ideas from
"Glory of God"
Kregel Dictionary of the Bible and Theology
by Henry W. Holloman
(C) 2005 Kregel Publications
- God's glory is the splendor and radiance of all he is and all he does. His glory is the only true glory; all else is derivative.
- We reflect God's glory back to him in our praise and thanks. To refuse or neglect to do so is sin. To reflect his glory in honor of another is idolatry.
- Everything in existence naturally reflects God's glory. Persons who willfully refuse to do so are judged.
- God's glory is reflected in all he has done, said, and made.
- God revealed his glory through his people Israel and, for the sake of his glory revealed in them, he keeps his covenant with them.
- God's glory is most clearly revealed in the life, death, resurrection, enthronement, and return of Jesus, the Son of God.
- God's people bring him glory through words and actions of praise, honor, and worship.
- Humans were created to give God glory.