Divine Glory

[Original article in French]

In Biblical texts, among the words constantly found associated with the name of the Lord is "glory," or one of its derivatives.

Praying for a definite vision of God, Moses asked, "I beseech thee, shew me thy glory." And the Lord answered, "I will make all my goodness pass before thee." Later, perceiving the great fact that whatever proceeds from God cannot be less glorious than God Himself, the Psalmist declared regarding man, "Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour."

In proportion as one grows in understanding, it becomes more and more impossible to think of God as separate from His creation or manifestation, or to see this manifestation on a lower mental level than that of its divine cause. In vain does error attempt to reconcile admission of the goodness and perfection of God with the assertion that He has formed an imperfect material creation, alleging that He was not compelled to do so. The holiness of the one Supreme Being and the true sense of Love are diametrically opposed to such a possibility, and are its complete negation. Just as the fame of an artist springs from the quality and beauty of his work, so is the perfection of Mind proclaimed by the divinely derived capacity of its manifestation to express perfection. The impossibility of God's expressing anything whatsoever inferior to His nature is the eternal safeguard of the real man, who is defined by Mrs. Eddy as being "the full representation of Mind" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 591). The glory of man is therefore the indispensable expression of the glory of God, the inevitable consequence of the sublime divine standard.

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