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truth and glory

"For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea." (Habakkuk 2:14)  ============   "The truth is objective; it exists independently of us. It does not direct itself toward us; we have to direct ourselves toward it. But just as the wisdom of God became flesh in Christ, so should the truth also enter us. In the path of freedom, it must become our personal and spiritual property. Through a living and true faith, it must become an essential part of our thinking and doing, and then spread outside us until the earth is full of the knowledge of the Lord."  -- From Christian Worldview , by Herman Bavinck (Crossway, 2019; from Dutch version, 1913).  

grace and glory

"And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified." (Romans 8:30 ESV)  "And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit." (2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV)  Thomas Manton (1620–1677) wrote, “Grace is the beginning of glory, and glory is but grace perfected. Grace is glory in the bud, and molding, and making; for when the apostle would express our whole conformity to Christ, he only expresses it thus, ‘We are changed into his image from glory to glory,’ (2 Cor 3:18), that is, from one degree of grace to another. It is called glory, because the progress of holiness never ceases till it comes to the perfection of glory and life eternal. The first degree of grace is glory begun, and the final consummation is glory perfected. All the degrees of our confo