How God Gets Glory

How God Gets Glory

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Mark 10:45 NIV

Have you ever wondered why God is so humble?

  • He created the universe with a word.
  • He raises the dead.
  • He calms stormy seas.
  • He sits on an eternal throne.
  • He walks on waves.

…and we could keep listing reasons God is so glorious!

However, today’s verse brings us something unexpected.

Instead of finding an egomaniac in Jesus the Creator, we find a surprise: perfect humility. Click To Tweet

Jesus came in the rags of a peasant rather than the robes of a prince.

He was the promised Son of Man, the Messiah, God’s Anointed. The Christ long awaited and now finally here.

Yet this high priest and high king did not come to be served but to serve and give his own life for us!

When we zoom out, though, this actually honors Jesus more than we ever could. Here’s how.

Jesus's sacrifice proves his immeasurable worth—how stunning that ONE MAN could be exchanged for the salvation of EVERY OTHER! Click To Tweet

God gets glory by being a giver, not a taker.

Jesus didn’t come to this earth to take, but to give. And he shows us how his people view glory—not with fleshly vision, but spiritual eyes.

Disciples don’t see people as ATM machines, spitting out the “value” we want to extract from them. People don’t exist for our satisfaction, we exist for their salvation.

Christians don't do glory like the world does glory. Click To Tweet

Our glory is to follow Jesus as a servant. We glorify him in both our gratitude for what he’s done, and also our obedience for what he’s called us to do.

As we serve, laying down our lives, wants, and wishes, we show the world there is someone of infinite value who has given himself to us. In Christ we have everything. What can this world give to children of the Most High King?

Be careful not to claw and scratch for dirt, when our Father sits upon a throne of gold and of grace, inviting us to draw boldly to him (Hebrews 4:16).


Today’s devotion by Jordan Loftis, bestselling author of Today We Win on sale for just $0.99, host of The Bible Better Podcast, Bible Teacher at Valor Global Online School, and teaching pastor.