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- n. A boast; a triumphing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Boast; a triumphing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A state or the act of glorying; a sense of triumph; vainglory.
Our first feeling towards God, after we have found peace with Him, is that of clinging gratitude for so costly a salvation; but no sooner have we learned to cry, Abba, Father, under the sweet sense of reconciliation, than "gloriation" in Him takes the place of dread of Him, and now He appears to us "altogether lovely!"
Now there may be a lawful kind of gloriation, rejoicing in the works of
"And your gloriation;" -- which is an exultation of joy.
This joy, if we take in the term all with it especially, includeth these two things; to wit complacency, and gloriation: a being well pleased with these afflictions, and also a visible glorying upon such an account.
Yea, what matter of gloriation and boasting was it to papists, to see presbyterians sleeping and succumbing, and not opposing, when, at this opened gap, they were bringing in the Trojan horse of popery and slavery?
GLORY, or internal gloriation or triumph of the mind, is that passion which proceedeth from the imagination or conception of our own power, above the power of him that contendeth with us.
Truly, a soul possessed with the meditation of this royal descent from God, could not possibly glory in those inglorious baser things, in which men glory, and could not contain or restrain gloriation and boasting in him.
All which gives us a plain demonstration of this, that self gloriation and complacency, in reflection upon ourselves, is both the greatest ignorance and the worst sacrilege.
Therefore the soul, as it were, anticipates and forestalls the morrow, and borrows so much present joy and boasting upon the head of it, which when it comes itself, perhaps it will not fill the hand of the reaper, let be (278) pay for that debt of gloriation that was taken on upon its name, or compense the expectation which was in it, see
All these things though sweet, yet will surfeit, gloriation in them is neither glory nor gain, neither honourable nor profitable.
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