Whenever we discuss God, we need understand that there is a clear distinction between Holiness and Glory . His Name has a specific gravity that is Absolute. It is what his holiness signifies. “Holy is his name (Lk.1:49)”. In order to explain the analogy of specific gravity let us consider an attribute of the Name. I shall give an example: consider the concept ‘Glory of his grace’ (Ep.1:6). This establishes difference in position. Grace is shown from heaven to the earth and not other way round. Thus glory of God gives the earth a place as well as ‘grace’ works with man and gives him a working knowledge how to glorify his Name. When Jesus Christ speaks that “He (the Spirit) shall glorify me…(Jo.16:14) we have additional clue of grace. Grace works to give glory where is due.
Faith is what connects glory of man to God. Bringing many sons unto glory Jesus showed how. As Son of man he is our example. Though made little lower than angels when he shall appear we shall also appear with him in glory (Col.3:4) That is our hope.
Jesus being the image of the invisible God, believing in the word of God is tantamount to glorifying God. We see this in the life of Abraham: Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness (Ro.4:3). It helps us to understand the invisible Being who lives in unapproachable Light( 1 Ti.6:16). No other way we can make sense of the Name and glory but through grace. It is possible because of what we received of Him. Grace empowered us to be part of heavenly realities.
It is of this what the creation account refers. God separated the light from the darkness (Ge.1:3-4). Those who accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior Lord are included in the light and those who reject belong to darkness. Grace therefore is a manifestation of glory because of which we have this confidence ‘that he hears us whatever we ask’ according to his will (1 Jo.5:14-15).