One of the most oft quoted passages from the book of Job is Job 19:25: “For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth.” Therein we find the main theme of Scripture — The Redeemer of man, The Lord Jesus Christ. “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.” (John 5:39)
Since The Redeemer of mankind is the main topic of Scripture, then it stands to reason that the next “sub-theme” is the glory of God. Both of these themes are given prominence in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 4:11, 5:13,14). And isn’t that the daily message of creation (Psalm 19:1)?
One of the problems that contemporary man faces is a glory problem. When man changed the glory of God into the image of a creature, the result was a glory problem (Romans 1:19-23). Thus, in our study today, we seek to reestablish the prominent place that Scripture gives to The Redeemer of man and the glory that belongs to Him alone. The very first verse of Scripture should settle any debate over Who rules the universe (Genesis 1:1; Revelation 19:6). This mighty God Who created the entire universe out of nothing (Hebrews 11:3) is The Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16,17), Who became a man, lived on this earth for 33 years, and died to take away the sin of the world (John 1:29; Hebrews 2:9).
Because of sin all mankind falls short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9) in the propitiatory sacrifice of The Lord Jesus Christ (1 John 2:2, 4:10), man becomes a new creature (2 Corinthians 5:17) and now desires to live for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31). In a world that has been blinded by the devil (2 Corinthians 4:4), who is the inspiration behind all false religions and world based philosophies (Colossians 2:8), followers of The Lord Jesus Christ have an opportunity to hold forth the word of life and shine brightly for our glorious Redeemer (Philippians 2:15-16a).
Remember, Saints, the main message of our redemption is our Redeemer, not we the redeemed. May we lift up our Redeemer Jesus, and in doing so, pray that many would come to the knowledge of the glory of God (John 17:3), which is in the face of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6).