Glorying in God
A Sermon on Romans 5:10-11
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. (ESV)
As a Christian, are you finding glorying in God? Is He your delight? In this passage, Paul has already confirmed that our salvation is assured in Christ Jesus and so this means we should have joy in Christ Jesus and what He has done. We should glory both in our salvation and in God, as the giver of our salvation. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones goes as far as to say that true Christian faith always leads to glorying in God. He also says that things such as trusting in yourself rather than God, failure to mediate on the things of God, and not reasoning with scripture could all be causes for a failure to properly glory in God. Not glorying in God is a sign of unbelief and a sin, and unbelief is the chief of all sins! A Christian should be in constant examination of themselves to ensure that they are always glorying in Christ. All self-examination should lead to rejoicing!