Indeed, that very glory is hidden. Therefore to him the gates are locked, and no one wants to let him in. Those in high places resist him with all their strength, but it does not help them. He is a mighty king of the cross his glory is hidden.
「Who is the king of glory?」 Thus it will happen to him. 「Who,」 they will say, 「is this heretic, this agitator of the people?」 They apply such names to the king. Who is the king of glory? They speak these words with bitterest scorn, and show the greatest contempt for that king. How absurd a thing it is that he is called a king of glory!
Christ still comes —— in those who are the least of his servants to those who are the greatest of this world; in those who are despised to those who are praised; in his fools to the wise. But not only do they keep him out and shut the door, but they even hunt him down and scoff at him; they still oppose Christ and his Word, but they will never overpower him. For he is the Lord of hosts. He is now the king of glory, for he remains the king of glory eternally, and the heavenly hosts and the saints on earth worship and serve him. (Exposition of the first 25 psalms, 1530)(WA 31.1:373)
Here you learn what a great glory and what an ineffable eternal treasure the advent of God’s Son brought to those who accept Him, believe in Him, and regard Him as the Man sent by God to help the world. They believe that He is to be the new means and agency for the bestowal of both the power and the prerogative of children of God upon all who believe in His name.
If we believe that He is the eternal Word of the Father through whom all things were made (John 1:3);
if we believe that He is the Light and the Life of man (John 1:4) and the Lamb of God which bears the sins of the world (John 1:29) and removes these sins and casts them into the depths of the sea, as the prophet Micah said (Micah 7:19);
if we call upon Him in every need and thank Him for His inexpressible grace and benefits—then we shall have the singular privilege, liberty, and right
to be the dear children of a gracious Father in heaven,
to be heirs of all His eternal and heavenly goods,
to be, as Paul declares in Rom. 8:17, the brethren and fellow heirs of Christ, and
to have salvation and life eternal. (AE 22:87)(Sermons on the Gospel of St. John: Chapters 1-4)
English text of He Is Despised —— A Hidden King is taken from Day by Day We Magnify You, Revised Edition, Augsburg Books, 2008, p.16, ISBN #9780806680149