Redemption’s Honor

In Israel, they use a phrase; “kol lik’vod;” as a blessing. Translated, it means “all the honor.” But it means so much more. Kaved in Hebrew is a much larger picture often not seen in English. Be rich, honorable, glorious, distinguished, wealthy and renowned.

“And you did not receive the “spirit of religious duty,” leading you back into the fear of never being good enough. But you have received the “Spirit of full acceptance,” enfolding you into the family of God. And you will never feel orphaned, for as he rises up within us, our spirits join him in saying the words of tender affection, “Beloved Father!” For the Holy Spirit makes God’s fatherhood real to us as he whispers into our innermost being, “You are God’s beloved child!”

And since we are his true children, we qualify to share all his treasures, for indeed, we are heirs of God himself. And since we are joined to Christ, we also inherit all that he is and all that he has. We will experience being co-glorified with him provided we accept his sufferings as our own.

I am convinced that any suffering we endure is less than nothing compared to the magnitude of glory [kavod] that is about to be unveiled within us. The entire universe is standing on tip toe, yearning to see the unveiling of God’s glorious sons and daughters!” (Rom 8:14-19, TPT)

If we believed that word whole-heartedly, would we live differently?

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