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The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary

Glorious

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This is a term we meet with in Scripture, taken from the former, and is applied to the Lord as solely his. But the church, considered from her union with Christ as part of himself, is also spoken of as glorious in him. Moses's song celebrates the Lord's glory in relation to his perfections. "Thy right hand. O, Lord, is become glorious: who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders." (Exodus 15:11) So the church, in consequence of her union with Christ, is said to be all-glorious within. (Psalms 45:13) And the great object of redemption is said to be, that Jesus might present to himself a glorious church. (Ephesians 5:27) But it should ever be remembered, that all the glory of the church is with an eye to Christ. If she be without spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing, and made comely, it is only "from the comeliness Jesus hath put upon her." (Ezekiel 16:14)


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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Glorious'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/pmd/g/glorious.html. London. 1828.

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