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For His Glory!


“Before all I must be Glorified”


How shall we glorify YHVH before all people? As we approach the Passover season let us consider this:

1Corinthians 11:28 But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup. (NAS unless noted)

2Corinthians 13:5 Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you…?


Our title is taken from Leviticus 10:3. This bears out an important principle that our God wants to implant in our mind and heart. Two of Aaron’s sons were struck dead because of their behavior before YHVH. And Moses said to Aaron, "This is what the LORD spoke, saying: ‘By those who come near Me I must be regarded as holy; And before all the people I must be glorified.’" So Aaron held his peace. (NKJV)


There are two elements to this verse:

1) “By those who come near Me I must be regarded as holy”

2) “before all the people I must be glorified”


The first point was covered in a previous MEMHoly - sanctify, dedicate; to keep oneself apart or separate - to consecrate - to observe as holy

Le 10:10  and so as to make a distinction between the holy and the profane, and between the unclean and the clean,

1Pe 1:16 because it is written, "YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY."

As we approach the Passover we must not only regard Him as holy but seek to be Holy as He is Holy.


For the important second point (before all the people I must be glorified); how do we glorify YHVH before others? We start by getting a glimpse of what glorify means.


03513 kabad root; v; - honor, glorify, great; to be heavy, be weighty, be honorable, be glorious


To be Honorable: 1) used as title of respect; 2) having personal integrity; 3) deserving or gaining honor; 4) morally upright


TWOT: (edited)

943.0 (kabed) be heavy, honorable, glorious.


This root with its derivatives occurs 376 times in the Hebrew Bible. The basic meaning is `to be heavy, weighty,' -- From this figurative usage it is an easy step to the concept of a `weighty' person in society, someone who is honorable, impressive, worthy of respect.


The second major group; In this case the idea is of that which is weighty in the sense of being noteworthy or impressive. Common translations are `honorable, honored, glorious, and glorified.'


The reputation of an individual is of central importance in these usages.


It is significant to remind oneself that giving honor or glory is to say that someone is deserving of respect, attention and obedience. (we are not to do this hypocritically)


God's name is glorious in righteousness, faithfulness, judgment, and salvation. {Ps 66:2 Ps 79:9 Isa 40:5} He is the king of glory, {Ps 24:7-10} who has done gloriously. So he is not only to be honored because of his position as sovereign head of the universe, but because of his surpassing character in all realms. …to that reputation for greatness which God alone deserves, not only because of his natural position as king, but because of his unsurpassed activity as deliverer and savior.


 But nowhere is the reality and the splendor of his presence and his character seen as in his son. {Isa 4:2} Here the near blinding quality of his glory is fully portrayed, `We beheld his glory, the glory as of the only son of the Father, full of grace and truth' (John 1:14; John 17:1-5).




From Yeshua’s prayer:

John 17:22-23 "The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.


That the world may know:

We begin by being forgiven so we may stand before the Almighty in the righteousness of Yeshua (Jesus); with the Holy Spirit dwelling within we are enabled to walk in His ways. We are empowered to glorify God that the world might know. So it is that Yeshua glorified the Father before all men - we are to do the same.


From Andrew Murray’s book on ‘Humility’ we show forth His glory by “…being an empty vessel in which God can dwell and manifest His power and goodness.”



International Standard Bible Encyclopedia: (edited)

GLORY: As Applied to YHVH:

Glory is one of the qualities which are distinctive of YHVH (1Ch 29:11)


  Psalms 19:1 The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.


The presence of YHVH brings grace and glory (Ps 84:11).


Isa 42:8, "I am YHVH, that is my name; and my glory will I not give to another," the meaning would seem to be, my essential character and power, that is, my glory, I will not share with other gods.


Ps 97:6 "the heavens declare his righteousness, and all the peoples have seen his glory."


His righteousness may include "His faithfulness to His people and His sovereign justice in the punishment of all," … the peoples recognize the glory of YHVH as the supreme moral ruler.


  In New Testament.

"Glory" in the New Testament is almost exclusively the translation of the Greek noun doxa. (which) represents the Hebrew kabhodh, so that the underlying thought is Hebrew, even though the words may be Greek


  As Applied to the Messianic Kingdom.

It is also used to describe the ideal Messianic kingdom of the future. It is applied to Christ to describe His royal majesty when He comes to set up His kingdom. But not merely the Messiah, but also all His followers shall share in the glory of the Messianic kingdom. (Ro 8:18-21; 9:23; 1Co 2:7; 2Co 4:17).


As a verb in the Old Testament the most common signification of the word "glory" is, to make one’s boast … usually of the pious glorying in YHVH



  (1) Men may glorify God, that is, give to Him the worship and reverence which are His due (Isa 24:15; 25:3; Ps 22:23; Dan 5:23; Mt 5:16).


  (2) God, YHVH, glorifies His people, His house, His Son, manifesting His approval of them and His interest in them, by His interposition on their behalf (Isa 55:5; Jer 30:19; John 7:39).           

Walter R. Betteridge




We, in the process of preparing for the Passover, need to ask ourselves – do I properly fear YHVH? Do I properly regard Him as Holy? Do I properly reflect His glory before others?


As we renew our covenant with Yeshua recognize our need to allow Him to be our all. Consider the love of the Father that we should be called the sons of God and conduct ourselves in a worthy manner – “that the world may know” because “Before all I must be Glorified” – heavy.


Heavy: honorable, impressive, worthy of respect; is our God.


Revelation 4:11 "Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created."


Revelation 7:12 saying, "Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen."


Revelation 19:1 After these things I heard something like a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, "Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God;


What more can we say?

Philippians 4:20 Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen.



Proverbs 3:9  Honor the LORD from your wealth …;


Proverbs 25:6  Do not claim honor in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of great men;


Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.


It is our part to be humble – to be obedient – to search out the truth of the matter and we will be His glory before our Creator and others; that the world might know.



Be nice to people on your way up because you might meet ‘em on your way down. –  Jimmy Durante


When we go up before the Eternal One, let us not forget our brother and thus glorify Him before others.


Matthew 5:16 "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.


Luke 6:35  "But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.


1Peter 3:8  To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit;


Ro 15:7 Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.


Bible Quiz

  1. What did Yeshua (Jesus) teach regarding how to treat others?
  2. In which book is the first promise of a redeemer given?
  3. Where did YHVH (the LORD) appear to Solomon in a dream?
  4. When writing 2 Corinthians, which visit was Paul planning?
  5. What two objects were in the breast-piece over Aaron’s heart?
  6. Which king of Persia permitted the Jews to return to Jerusalem?
  7. Who said, “Let there be light.”?



In our pursuit of humility: (Lesson from humility in daily life.)

It is in our relationships with one another, in our treatment of each other, that true lowliness of mind and a heart of humility are seen. Our humility before God has no value except as it prepares us to reveal the humility of Jesus to our fellowmen.”        Andrew Murray


We are to honor (glorify) God above all; that is humility. If we allow His Spirit to abide in us, as our guide, we will honor Him by obeying His direction. We have Paul’s instruction in Colossians 2:3 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;


And Yeshua’s (Jesus’) instruction in Matthew 5:16 "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. We glorify the Father by revealing the humility of Yeshua to others – that is our humility.


Did You Know:

Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of Passage? 
His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone.  He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it.  He cannot cry out for help to anyone. 

Once he survives the night, he is a MAN. 
He cannot tell the other boys of this experience, because each lad must come into manhood on his own. 
The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds of noises. Wild beasts must surely be all around him. Maybe even some human might do him harm. The wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump, but he sat stoically, never removing the blindfold. It would be the only way he could become a man!

Finally, after a horrific night the sun appeared and he removed his blindfold. 

It was then that he discovered his father sitting on the stump next to him.   
He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm. 
We, too, are never alone. 
Even when we don't know it, God is watching over us, Sitting on the stump beside us. 
When trouble comes, all we have to do is reach out to Him. 

Just because you can't see God, 
Doesn't mean He is not there. 
"For we walk by faith, not by sight." 


Psalm 121:1 A Song of Ascents. I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come?

2 My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.

3 He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.

4 Behold, He who keeps Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade on your right hand.

6 The sun will not smite you by day, Nor the moon by night.

7 The LORD will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul.

8 The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in From this time forth and forever.


Some of the material contained in this section is for informational purposes only and has not been verified by us.


Lighter Side

Police Officer Bryant found a perfect hiding place for watching for speeding motorists.


One day, the officer was amazed when everyone was under the speed limit, so Bryant investigated and found the problem.  10 year old Dennis was standing on the side of the road with a huge hand painted sign which said "Radar Trap Ahead." A little more investigative work led the officer to the boy's accomplice, another boy about 100 yards beyond the radar trap with a sign reading "Tips" and a bucket at his feet, full of change.


Commentary on Life

God's 26 Guards 

Have you ever felt the urge to pray for someone and then just put it on a list and said, 'I'll pray for them later'?   Or has anyone ever called you and said, 'I need you to pray for me, I have this need?' 

Read the following story that was sent to me and may it change the way that you may think about prayer and also the way you pray.

A missionary on furlough told this true story while visiting his home church in Michigan.  'While serving at a small field hospital in Africa, every two weeks I travelled by bicycle through the jungle to a nearby city for supplies.  This was a journey of two days and required camping overnight at the halfway point.  On one of these journeys, I arrived in the city where I planned to collect money from a bank, purchase medicine, and supplies, and then begin my two-day journey back to the field hospital. Upon arrival in the city, I observed two men fighting, one of whom had been seriously injured.  I treated him for his injuries and at the same time talked to him about the Lord.  I then travelled two days, camping overnight, and arrived home without incident.... 

Two weeks later I repeated my journey.  Upon arriving in the city, I was approached by the young man I had treated.  He told me that he had known I carried money and medicines.  He said, 'Some friends and I followed you in to the jungle, knowing you would camp overnight.  We planned to kill you and take your money and drugs.  But just as we were about to move into your camp, we saw that you were surrounded by 26 armed guards. 

At this, I laughed and said that I was certainly all alone in that jungle campsite.  The young man pressed the point, however, and said, 'No, sir, I was not the only person to see the guards, my friends also saw them, and we all counted them.  It was because of those guards that we were afraid and left you alone'. 

At this point in the sermon, one of the men in the congregation jumped to his feet and interrupted the missionary and asked if he could tell him the exact day this happened.  The missionary told the congregation the date, and the man who interrupted told him this story.

On the night of your incident in Africa, it was morning here and I was preparing to go play golf.  I was about to putt when I felt the urge to pray for you.  In fact, the urging of the Lord was so strong; I called men in this church to meet with me here in the sanctuary to pray for you. 

Would all of those men who met with me on that day stand up? The men who had met together to pray that day stood up.  The missionary wasn't concerned with whom they were, he was too busy counting how many men he saw. 

There were 26.

This story is an incredible example of how the Spirit of the Lord moves in behalf of those who love Him.  If you ever feel such prodding to pray, go along with it, you don't know what it can mean to that person. 

Nothing is ever hurt by prayer except the gates of hell.  If we all take it to heart, we can turn this world toward God once again. As the above true story clearly illustrates, 'With God all things are possible'. 

More importantly, how God hears and answers the prayers of the faithful. 

Give God thanks for the beautiful gift of your faith, for the powerful gift of prayer, and for the many miracles He works in your own daily life... Who says God does not move on the earth today?


I Can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  Philippians 4:13 


Cause and Effect

Give heed to no man that would seek to teach you something other than the words of the Holy Scriptures.

No authority on earth, no power of this realm has the right to modify the word of God.


Only in the light of the gospel can we see what an utter tragedy sin is, and the blinding beauty of what God’s grace is.

 (Michael Boldea Jr.)



Pain and suffering are inevitable but misery is optional


If all my friends jumped off a cliff, I would not jump off with them. I would be at the bottom to catch them


A good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help another up


The bubbling brook would lose its song if you removed the rocks


Everything is always OK in the end, if it’s not, then it’s not the end




Psalm Promise(s)

Psalm 66 (Glorifying YHVH)

1 … Shout joyfully to God, all the earth;

2 Sing the glory of His name; Make His praise glorious.

3 Say to God, "How awesome are Your works!

4 "All the earth will worship You, And will sing praises to You; They will sing praises to Your name." Selah.

5 Come and see the works of God, Who is awesome in His deeds toward the sons of men.


8 Bless our God, O peoples, And sound His praise abroad,

9 Who keeps us in life And does not allow our feet to slip. (Promise)


16 Come and hear, all who fear God, And I will tell of what He has done for my soul. (Testimony)

17 I cried to Him with my mouth, And He was extolled with my tongue.

18  If I regard wickedness in my heart, The Lord will not hear; (Reason for not being heard)

19 But certainly God has heard; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer. (Confidence)

20 Blessed be God, Who has not turned away my prayer Nor His lovingkindness from me. (Promise)


So let us approach YHVH with praise and thanksgiving - in the confidence that we will be heard; because of the forgiveness we have in Yeshua our Messiah - He will hear.


Blessed be YHVH (Genesis 14:20 And blessed be God Most High…)



It is our desire to begin this new section. Prayer is so important; it is an intimate relationship with our Savior and our Father. Prayer is not one sided – it is a time to listen.

Revelation 3:20 ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.


We hope to bring you living testimonies of answered prayer. To offer Scriptures that will help in our prayer life. To point out hindrances to prayer and how to find strength, hope and joy in prayer.


Yeshua our example:

Luke 5:16 But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.


Yeshua told us in Luke 11:2 … "When you pray, say: ‘Father, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come.


We are admonished to pray again and again:

Ephesians 6:18 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,


Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.


1Timothy 2:1 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men,


James 5:13 Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must pray


James 5:16 … pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.


Jude 1:20  But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,




The need for prayer should be self evident; we will emphasize the purpose, the instruction, and the glory we bring YHVH by communing with Him. He will express His love for us by responding to our request. Let us make our request know to Him, in faith, and thereby glorify the Almighty, the Creator, and Savior; our God and Father – Amen.


Quiz Answers

1. “So in everything do to others what you would have them do to you”      Matthew 7:12

2  Genesis                                                      Genesis 3:15                                                  

3. At Gibeon                                                   1Kings 3:5

4. His third                                                     2Corinthians 12:14

5. Urim and Thummim                                      Exodus 28:30 

6. Cyrus                                                         Ezra 1:1-3

7. God                                                           Genesis 1:3