Thursday, January 16, 2014

Who Get's The Glory

When we have success in life, relationships, business, etc who get's the glory.  Are we just soaking it up and saying yes I did it?  Oh thank you it was such a sacrifice.  I am just so talented, so smart, so gifted, etc.  That's not the way it's supposed to be.  We shouldn't be getting the glory.  It should be going to God.  Don't believe me let's see what the Bible says.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Romans 11:36 ESV / 

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Well it really says it all in the first verse.  We are to do all things to the glory of God.  The second verse tells us more that all things come from Him and through Him.  He gets the glory.

Is it easy to give God the glory?  If we aren't spending quiet time with Him, listening to Him, truly loving Him,'s not easy.  No matter what we are going through or where we are in life He should be getting the glory.  You might be thinking I did the work, where was God when this happened or when that happened?  Well since God created you didn't He do the work.  He knew you before you were even born.

2 Peter 1:21 ESV / 

For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

The scripture above tells us the prophecy comes from God.  The Holy Spirit brings it about.  We can't get into a mindset where we get up and tell everyone what God wants to do in their life without it coming from God.  It's clear.  He doesn't need our opinion or plan.  He will send it when He wills it.

Mark 10:17-22 ESV / 

And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.’” And he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth.” And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

We cannot do anything good apart from God.  The scripture above is basically a man of pride.  Nobody can live a perfectly sinless life.  We are just not that good.  It doesn't matter what we think we have done.  Our blessings, talents, gifts, finances, relationships all came through God.  He provided.  He is our provider.

Psalm 29:11 ESV
May the LORD give strength to his people! May the LORD bless his people with peace!
Give Him the glory!  Let's not take the credit anymore.  We are not perfect only God is!