2 Peter 3:18

“To him be glory both now and forever.”
— 2 Peter 3:18

Heaven will be full of the ceaseless praises of Jesus. Eternity! thine
unnumbered years shall speed their everlasting course, but forever and
for ever, “to him be glory.” Is he not a “Priest for ever after the
order of Melchizedek- “To him be glory.” Is he not king for ever?-King
of kings and Lord of lords, the everlasting Father? “To him be glory
for ever.” Never shall his praises cease. That which was bought with
blood deserves to last while immortality endures. The glory of the
cross must never be eclipsed; the lustre of the grave and of the
resurrection must never be dimmed. O Jesus! thou shalt be praised for
ever. Long as immortal spirits live-long as the Father’s throne
endures-for ever, for ever, unto thee shall be glory. Believer, you are
anticipating the time when you shall join the saints above in ascribing
all glory to Jesus; but are you glorifying him now? The apostle’s words
are, “To him be glory both now and for ever.” Will you not this day
make it your prayer? “Lord, help me to glorify thee; I am poor, help me
to glorify thee by contentment; I am sick, help me to give thee honour
by patience; I have talents, help me to extol thee by spending them for
thee; I have time, Lord, help me to redeem it, that I may serve thee; I
have a heart to feel, Lord, let that heart feel no love but thine, and
glow with no flame but affection for thee; I have a head to think,
Lord, help me to think of thee and for thee; thou hast put me in this
world for something, Lord, show me what that is, and help me to work
out my life-purpose: I cannot do much, but as the widow put in her two
mites, which were all her living, so, Lord, I cast my time and eternity
too into thy treasury; I am all thine; take me, and enable me to
glorify thee now, in all that I say, in all that I do, and with all
that I have.”

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