I started a J-Term class at Southern Seminary on Monday. I’ve been at Southern in one-way or another since 1999. But yesterday something about the campus finally got my attention. There are small banners on many of the lamp posts near the campus center. They say:
For the Church
For the Glory of God
What struck was the phrase, “for the glory of God.” At my church, I labor every week for the kids in my church to catch a vision of God’s greatness and glory. But to see this phrase flying from a banner gives me hope. I’ve been thinking of the great momentum that comes when I strive to make God’s glory known. This whole world is bursting at the seams with the glory of God. The whole work of salvation demonstrates that God is dedicated to displaying his glory in the redemption of sinners - like us. To minister for the glory of God is to minister with gravity of God’s passions pulling in the same direction.