The Word and The Glory
Jesus is both the word of God and the glory of God. He is also the grace of God, the wisdom of God, the mercy of God and the life of God. He is the manifest presence of God. We need the word of God and we also need the glory of God but the glory only comes by complete union with the word of God.
The word of God is:
1. What Jesus did for us, that is the gospel, good news or message
2. The laws of Christ
3. The counsel, voice and direction of the Holy Spirit.
The only way that the Holy Spirit can control us, is by us completely abiding in the word of God. We have to walk by the good news or the gospel and believe that we are redeemed and forgiven. We also need to abide in the laws of Christ and the voice and direction of the Holy Spirit. By doing this we are uniting with the Holy Spirit and the Word Of God. The Holy Spirit is the one who gives us the voice of God on earth so loving Him means loving His words.
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. Galatians 5:16
When we obtain union with the word of God and the Holy Spirit, we will then experience the glory of God. The glory of God is constantly present in heaven that is why there is constant life in heaven. However, the glory of God or the manifest presence of God is not always present on earth that is why you see death and the effects of death here on earth. The earth is the dark land of death or the valley of the shadow of death.
The people who live in darkness will see a great light. On those who live in the dark land of death the light will shine.” Matthew 4:16 Good News Translation
the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” Mathew 4:16 NIV
So, what man needs is the glory and the word of God, but man cannot taste the glory of God without submission to the word of God. The word of God, then should take precedence over all else. Those who truly love God are those who seek His word, will, Kingdom and righteousness. They do not run after material things like pagans because they know that seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness is all that matters and that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
May we love the word of God above all else and may great grace be upon us in Jesus name.