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DOXOLOGY (from Gk. doxología, dóxa “praise” and lógos “utterance”).† An expression of praise to God. A common Old Testament formula is “Blessed be the Lord” (e.g., Gen. 24:27), in which the speaker mentions God’s activities in the lives of his people. Another formula is “Ascribe to the Lord glory” (e.g., Ps. 29:1). Scholars believe that the Old Testament congregation voiced such doxologies at the conclusion of hymns and prayers (1 Chr. 16:36), though 1 Chr. 29:10–13 records similar praise in the opening lines of one of David’s prayers (cf. Dan. 2:20–23).

The New Testament has retained both Old Testament formulas for the doxology (e.g., Luke 1:68; Rom. 16:27). In Paul’s epistles, doxologies occur in the salutation (Gal. 1:5), as opening thanksgiving (2 Cor. 1:3–5), as a final exhortation (1 Tim. 6:15–16), and in closing comments (Phil. 4:20). Usually the focus of praise is on God the Father, but twice at least the New Testament gives a doxology in behalf of Christ—by the crowd that praised Jesus during his triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Matt. 21:9 par. Mark 11:9; Luke 19:38) and by the four living creatures and twenty-four elders who magnify the name of the Lamb at Rev. 5:12. At Rom. 16:27 the various versions attribute glory to God through Jesus Christ.

The doxology at the close of the Lord’s Prayer is omitted by Luke (Luke 11:4) and is not found in the major and more reliable manuscripts of Matthew’s gospel (Matt. 6:13; cf. RSV mg., JB mg., NIV mg.; KJV “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever”). This ending may be based on 1 Chr. 29:11. It is included in the Didache as well (8:2; cf. 9:2–4; 10:2, 4–5 for the expression of praise in other contexts).

Genesis 24:27 ESV
and said, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his steadfast love and his faithfulness toward my master. As for me, the Lord has led me in the way to the house of my master’s kinsmen.”
Psalm 29:1 ESV
Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
1 Chronicles 16:36 ESV
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting!” Then all the people said, “Amen!” and praised the Lord.
1 Chronicles 29:10–13 ESV
Therefore David blessed the Lord in the presence of all the assembly. And David said: “Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of Israel our father, forever and ever. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.
Daniel 2:20–23 ESV
Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; he reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him. To you, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, for you have given me wisdom and might, and have now made known to me what we asked of you, for you have made known to us the king’s matter.”
Luke 1:68 ESV
“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people
Romans 16:27 ESV
to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.
Galatians 1:5 ESV
to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
2 Corinthians 1:3–5 ESV
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.
Philippians 4:20 ESV
To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Jesus during his triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Matt. 21:9 par. Mark 11:9; Luke 19:38) and

the four living creatures and twenty-four elders who magnify the name of the Lamb at Rev. 5:12. At Rom. 16:27 the various versions attribute glory to God through Jesus Christ.

The doxology at the close of the Lord’s Prayer is omitted by Luke (Luke 11:4) and is not found in the major and more reliable manuscripts of Matthew’s gospel (Matt. 6:13; cf. RSV mg., JB mg., NIV mg.; KJV “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever”). This ending may be based on 1 Chr. 29:11. It is included in the Didache as well (8:2; cf. 9:2–4; 10:2, 4–5 for the expression of praise in other contexts).

jud1 Timothy 6:15 which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,

who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen. e 24-25
Paul for Everyone: Galatians and Thessalonians Final Exhortations (1 Thessalonians 5:12–22)

The first is through careful Christian teaching and leadership (verses 12–13). In several places Paul urges his converts to give attention, affection and appropriate financial reward (that’s probably what ‘love’ means here; compare 4:9–12) to those who lead and teach in the church. This is, of course, the more remarkable in that the leaders and teachers themselves in Thessalonica had only been Christians a short time. Already there were some whom God had called and equipped for this work.

The second is through the mutual influence of the whole community (verses 14–15). Each Christian, and each Christian group or family, has the responsibility to look out for the needs of the others, to give comfort, warning, strengthening and example wherever necessary. It isn’t enough to avoid trouble and hope for the best. One must actively go after (the relevant phrase here means ‘pursue’) what will be good for other Christians, and indeed for everybody.

Third, there are the equivalents of the little rules of grammar, the rhymes and memory-aids which nudge the mind in the right direction. Verses 16–22 may well be a list of these, designed for easy memorization, which Paul has put together so that his young churches will quickly learn the language of Christian behaviour. When we speak of ‘learning by heart’, we often mean ‘by mind’, with an effort of memory; but, once that effort has been made, the heart takes what is learnt into itself until it becomes second nature, like a mother tongue. That is what Paul intends with this list.

Jude 24–25 ESV
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
Jude 24 ESV
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy,

protect you from stumbling A relationship with God Himself, through Jesus, is the ultimate safeguard against false teaching and sin (compare John 14:16).

John 14:16 ESV
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,
The Bible Exposition Commentary Chapter Three: You Don’t Have to Stumble (Jude 17–25)

If we do disobey God, we may confess our sins and receive His forgiveness (1 John 1:9). If we persist in disobedience, He will chasten us in love (Heb. 12:5–11). He will never permit one of His own to be lost.

1 John 1:9 ESV
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Hebrews 12:5–11 ESV
And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.” It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
God says we all will see His glory
John 17:22–24 ESV
The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
Christ will present His Bride, the church , before the Fathers throne with great joy.
Hebrews 12:2 ESV
looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
The goal will be that Christ weilll be glorified throughout eternity.
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We, as hristians will one day see and share in His glory john 17.22-24-24
Ephesians 1:6 ESV
to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
John 17:22–24 ESV
The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
Ephesians 1:12 ESV
so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.
Ephesians 1:14 ESV
who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.
We have spots and blemishes in the church, but on that day the people of God shall be blamelss. Satan will have nothing to accuse.
Knowing this thebody of Christ have a strong motive for living for Christ and obeying His word. We want to bring joy to His heart today as we anticipate the joy He illl have when he welcomes His bride to heaven! This is why is important
1 John 3:3 ESV
And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
Ephesians 5:27 ESV
so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.
Philippians 2:15 ESV
that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,
Blameless… this word recalls the description of sacrificial animals in the OT…
Romans 12:1–2 ESV
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
James 1:27 ESV
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
Jesus functions as the sacrificial death on our behalf.
Jude 3 ESV
Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.
2 Peter 1:1 ESV
Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
Hebrews 7:26–28 ESV
For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself. For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.
compare
Isaiah 53:10 ESV
Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him; he has put him to grief; when his soul makes an offering for guilt, he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days; the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
iw only plqce where Jude calle Lord “Saviour”.
God gives wisdom to those who ask him.
James 1:5 ESV
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
If Christians seek the wisdom of God, they will not stumble on the traps of the false teachers
Colossians 1:9–10 ESV
And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Why live for Christ
Glory
Majesty
Dominion
Power
Power is authority…
Matthew 28:18 ESV
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Ephesians 1:19–23 ESV
and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
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