Hebrews 2:9


     God is "bringing many sons unto glory." This is the great work which he undertook before the world began, the work to which he has attached the honor of his name, the work which he will accomplish (Rom. 8:28-30). Everything God does, has done, or shall hereafter do, everything God permits, has permitted, or shall hereafter permit, is subservient to this great work. He is "bringing many sons unto glory!"

     Notice the Apostle's use of that word "glory." He uses it interchangeably with the word "heaven". He makes the two terms synonymous. He calls heaven "glory" because...

     HEAVEN IS A GLORIOUS PLACE. We preach about it, sing about it, and write about it, but we really know very little about heaven. "As it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him" (I Cor. 2:9). We will never know the glory of glory until we are in glory.

     HEAVEN IS A PLACE OF GLORIOUS PURSUITS (Rev. 22:3-4). There all the redeemed cast their crowns at the Redeemer's feet. They sing his praise, adore his grace, look on his face, and make known to principalities and powers the manifold wisdom of God in redemption by Christ.

     HEAVEN IS A PLACE INHABITED BY GLORIOUS PERSONS (Heb.12:22-24).God is there,Father,Son and Holy Spirit. Christ, the Lamb, in whom God is revealed and known, is there. All the holy angels are there. All God's elect will be there justified and made perfect in Christ!

     HEAVEN IS A PLACE OF GLORIOUS PLEASURE (Psa. 16:11). There we shall enter into "the joy of the Lord" (Matt. 25:21). "I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us" (Rom. 8:18). "One breath of Paradise will extinguish all the adverse winds of earth" (A. W. Pink). Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Someone said, "Joy is the serious business of heaven!" There are no regrets in glory, no remorseful tears,no second thoughts, no lost causes, no sorrows of any kind!"God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be anymore pain: FOR THE FORMER THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY" (Rev. 21:4).



Don Fortner