6. YOU ARE GLORIFIED WHEN JESUS IS PLEASED WITH YOU
If Christ had said, “I will glorify them,” I could have understood it. If He had said, “I am pleased with them,” I might have set it down to His great kindness to them. But when He says, “I am glorified in them,” it is very amazing. The sun can be reflected, but you need proper objects to act as reflectors—and the brighter they are, the better will they reflect. You and I do not seem to have the power of reflecting Christ’s Glory.
We break up the glorious rays that shine upon us. We spoil, we ruin so much of the good that falls upon us. Yet Christ says that He is glorified in us! Take these words home, dear Friend, to yourself, and think that the Lord Jesus met you, tonight, and as you went out of the Tabernacle, said to you, “You are Mine.
You are My Father’s and I am glorified in you.” I dare not say that it would be a proud moment for you, but I dare say that there would be more in it to make you feel exalted for Him to say, “I am glorified in you,” than if you could have all the honors that all the kings can put upon all men in the world! I think that I could say, “Lord, now let Your servant depart in peace, according to Your Word,” if He would but say to me, “I am glorified in your ministry.” I hope that He is. I believe that He is, but, oh, for an assuring word, if not spoken to us personally, yet spoken to His Father about us, as in our text, “I am glorified in them”! How can this be? Well, it is a very wide subject. Christ is glorified in His people in many ways.
He is glorified by saving such sinners—taking these people, so sinful, so lost, so unworthy. When the Lord lays hold upon a drunk, a thief, an adulterer. When He arrests one who has been guilty of blasphemy, whose very heart is reeking with evil thoughts. When He picks up the far-off one, the abandoned, the dissolute, the fallen, as He often does, and when He says, “These shall be Mine. I will wash these in My blood. I will use these to speak My Word.”
Oh, then, He is glorified in them! Read the lives of many great sinners who have afterwards become great saints and you will see how they have tried to glorify Him, not only she who washed His feet with her tears, but many another like her.
Oh, how they have loved to praise Him! Eyes have wept tears, lips have spoken words—but hearts have felt what neither eyes nor lips could speak—of adoring gratitude to Him. “I am glorified in them.”
Great sinners, Christ is glorified in you! Some of you Pharisees, if you were to be converted, would not bring Christ such Glory as He gets through saving publicans and harlots! Even if you struggled into Heaven, it would be with very little music for Him on the road, certainly no tears and no ointment for His feet, and Sermon #2331 Christ’s Pastoral Prayer for His People 5 Volume 39 www.spurgeongems.org 5 no wiping them with the hairs of your head! You are too respectable ever to do that. But when He saves great sinners, He can truly say, “I am glorified in them,” and each of them can sing—
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