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Jesus Prays to Share His Glory with Us

John 17:22 (ESV) …. “The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one…

This is not the glory of his deity—he laid aside that glory at his incarnation (Philippians 2:6–8) for the duration or his earthly sojourn. This is the glory of his perfect and sinless humanity: “God manifest in flesh,” God seen, known, heard, and touched in the glorious person of the Lord Jesus.

The Lord has now handed on the torch to us. As he made himself available to his Father, we are to make ourselves available to Christ. The measure in which we through the indwelling Holy Spirit make ourselves available to Christ is the measure in which Christ makes himself available to us. The more we are available to him, the more of his glory will be seen in us. We have all known saints of God who radiate the loveliness of Jesus.[1]

[1] Phillips, J. (2009). Exploring the Gospel of John: An Expository Commentary (Jn 17:22a). Kregel Publications; WORDsearch Corp.

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