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2019-05-21 16:00:00

Different things - different glories


There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.

1 Corinthians 15:41 [NKJV]

There is different glories? I found it interesting to read that and it reminded me of C.S. Lewis' Perelandra, that says that there is many elements in the great plan of God (literally "the great dance"). All of those elements, people, plants, even clouds - they are glorious, filled with the glory of God - even so glorious that you could mistake them for being God, when focusing on them. But still they are all different. Not two of them are equal. In this passage Paul is referring to heaven and earth ("celestial [...] terrestrial" verse 40) and writing of their glories. Yes heaven is more and it is the final destination, but there is enough glory on earth to live a God-glorifying life here already!