What Jesus Did! 'A New Definition for Glory' — John 13:31-32

Monday, September 17, 2018

When Judas was gone, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man receives his glory. And God receives glory through the Son of Man. If God receives glory through him, then God will give glory to the Son through himself. God will give him glory quickly."
— John 13:31-32 NLT
Illustration of John 13:31-32 NLT — "Now the Son of Man receives his glory.

Key Thought

John has hinted throughout his gospel that Jesus would redefine glory. The word for exalt or glorify actually means to lift up on high. For Jesus, his glory will involve his being lifted up on high on the Cross out of love for us and in obedience to God. He will bring the Father glory by fulfilling the Father's plan to bring us out of our bondage to sin and death through his death, burial and resurrection. Are we willing to follow him to that kind of glory?

Today's Prayer

Give me courage, O God my Rock and my Redeemer, to accept the same kind of road to glory that Jesus walked ahead of me. I pray this in his powerful and holy name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Hebrews 12:1-3
  • Romans 5:2
  • Romans 6:10-14


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.