“…to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen“
to whom be glory
The word “glory” primarily denotes an opinion, estimation, or repute. The New Testament always uses this term in the good sense of commanding respect, excellence, and magnificence. We honor God because we have a good estimation of His work in Christ (Ga 1:4; John 1:14; 2:11; 11:4,40; 17:5, 24; Romans 6:4; Ephesians 1:6,12,14; Hebrews 1:3).
The Greek has the definite article “the” before the word “glory.” The glory for salvation by grace through faith is exclusively God’s, not ours. This glory is peculiarly His.
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen” (Ephesians 3:20-21).
Jesus Christ is the true celebrity of the universe because His work exclusively demands respect from all others.
The glory of Christ should catch our eye because of its splendor. He is truly a famous person. He deserves the credit for our salvation. All honor goes to Him. There is great glory and splendor in His person and work. To the Christian mind, Jesus exists in a state of wonderful greatness.