Text: 1 Corinthians 15:40-41
“There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.” (I Corinthians 15:41).
In my experience in building work, I have learnt that the strength of a pillar, including the thickness and numbers of the iron rod used and the size of the pillar itself, depend on the size of the load it will carry. Also, the depth of a foundation and the reinforcement required are functions of the expected height of the building. Most buildings collapse because the strength of the pillars and the depth of the foundation are not commensurate with the load on them.
Likewise, as pillars are to a building, so is grace to a life.
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,” (II Cor 4:17).
Glory has weight, as it is called, “the weight of glory”.
Grace provides stabilizing strength to carry the weight of the glory on a person. Just as the reinforcements required for a building is dependent on the weight that is coming on it, so grace differs according to the glory on each individual. That is, as glory is never the same in size, so is grace in levels.
“There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.” (I Cor 15:41).
Grace includes sufficient grace, abundant grace, exceeding grace, exceeding abundant grace and great grace.
Seeking glory without appropriate grace is the cause of many crashes in life and ministry today. Success or anointing that is not accompanied with equivalent grace will collapse in a matter of time, like a collapsed building.
Friends, the glory upon you changes anytime you attain another level of achievement. Therefore, if you seek for greater success, influence and exploits in life, earnestly cry out for more grace to sustain the new level. May you continue to move from glory to glory and from grace to grace in Jesus name.
1. Father, please, move me into my next level of glory and give me grace to sustain it in Jesus name.
2. Father, please, let me never crash for insufficient grace in Jesus name.
1. I can’t crash because as I am increasing in glory, so is grace increasing in me.
2. Grace is my stabilizing strength in the midst of troubles.