Sometimes I admit that I get confused by the way the Bible says some things. I was reading this morning about Jesus’ life. One of his followers quoted him as saying, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at once.” I just was really not sure what he meant. So I began to puzzle it out and got no where.
In the context of the story he says this just after Judas leaves to betray him. So, it happens not long before they come to take Jesus away to be killed.
Anyway, I got a commentary with the inventive title: “The Gospel of John, A Commentary” by Craig S. Keener. Brilliant guy. He says that Jesus’ words mean, “…once Jesus has glorified the Father by submitting to the cross, the Father will turn Jesus’ death into a glorification of the Son by exalting him right away.” Found that on page 921.
That just made a lot of sense to me so I thought I’d pass it on to you. I like the way Jesus and his Father treat each other. It is not like they ask for easy things (cross and death, resurrection etc.) but they are also really there for each other. I know it may sound odd to say that about two members of the One True God but there it is..