Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | March 3, 2014

Giving God All The Glory

cb devo mar3“I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”  Isaiah 42:8 (KJV)

 Did you know that God says He is a jealous God?  When we try to take His glory He becomes jealous (Exodus 34:14). God doesn’t become jealous because someone has something He wants or needs. (Exodus 20:4-5)  God is jealous when someone gives to another something that rightly belongs to Him.  In Exodus,  people were making idols and worshiping them rather than giving God what belonged to Him. Do you know that we can make our children idols?  When we put them before God, have them on a pedestal, become proud of them and take the credit when they are raised right – forgetting that it is God’s grace that has kept them. It is God who has watched over and protected them.  Another way of taking glory from God is by taking credit for ministry God has entrusted to us.  Boasting about what we do in the name of Jesus. Focusing the attention on us rather than God.  Another instance is when God heals us, and we start thinking it was because we were more spiritual and then we judge others who haven’t been healed.  We start thinking it was because of our good merits that God healed us.  We must always, always give God the glory.  If we don’t, we fall under the sin of pride.  When we talk about what God has done in our lives, we should humbly point to the One who has made it happen.  We must glorify God with our gifts and talents knowing that God is the giver of the gifts.

 “Lord, may You be glorified in everything I say and do.  May I always give You the honor, praise and glory.  May I not provoke You to jealousy. May You keep me from falling from spiritual pride.”

 

For His Glory

 Linda Reyes Shepherd
TRBC Mountain Blend

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