3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
The author of Hebrews informs the readers that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, and the Son of God.
The Apostle John speaks of Jesus in his writings….
John 1:1 (KJV)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:3 (KJV)
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
John 1:14 (KJV)
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Apostle Paul speaks of Jesus this way…
Colossians 1:16 (KJV)
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
All three describe Jesus as being at the beginning of all that was created.
Therefore, he makes all that was made, keep all together what was made, while ruling all that was made, he could save mankind from sin, sickness, and eternal death.
Well, this Jesus was the brightness of God’s glory.
Where does the brightness of the moon come from?
Unlike a lamp or our sun, the moon doesn’t produce its own light. Moonlight is actually sunlight that shines on the moon and bounces off. The light reflects off old volcanoes, craters, and lava flows on the moon’s surface.
Where does the brightness of the son come from?
The Sun produces light by a nuclear reaction called fusion. As atoms of hydrogen combine to form helium, they produce vast amounts of heat and light.
Fusion occurs in the sun’s innermost core, when two atoms merge, releasing energy and light in the process. Photons of light are first created in the sun’s center. Over tens of thousands of years, the photons travel a “drunken walk,” zigzagging their way from atom to atom until they reach the surface.
The moon does have a true brightness for it is a reflection of light from the sun.
The produce reflection by it very creation.
What does the Bible mean by the glory of God?
Glory (from the Latin gloria, “fame, renown”) is used to describe the manifestation of God’s presence as perceived by humans according to the Abrahamic religions.
The Glory of God The glory of God can be described in two senses: (1) as attribute,
(2) referring to particular historical manifestations of his presence.
The glory of God is proclaimed by the Creation.
It is revealed by his mighty acts of salvation and deliverance.
His glory is the theme of the praise.
The glory of God was with Israel in the pillar of fire or the cloud that followed them.
I brought glory to you here on earth by doing everything you told me to do.
God’s glory is displayed in Christ. If God’s glory is the sense of his awesome presence, the more we understand of Jesus’ mission and work on earth, the more we will be aware of God’s glory. For in Christ, God was physically present in this world.
God’s glory is reflected in the lives of his people. What did Jesus mean when he said in verse 10, “They are my glory”? God’s glory is the revelation of his character and presence. The lives of Jesus’ disciples reveal his character, and he is present to the world through them.
Does your life reveal Jesus’ character and presence?
Matthew 5:16 (KJV)
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
1 Peter 2:12 (KJV)
12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
Matthew 1:23 (KJV)
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
We must not attempt to produce glory but allow the glory of God to come forth just as Jesus did.
Too God be the glory and the honor, and the praise!