As we get closer and closer to the Lord do we really understand what it is to glorify Him?
Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches;
24 But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the LORD.
LET IT BE ABOUT HIM NOT ABOUT ME. ALL HIM AND LET HIM DELIGHT IN ME. WHAT A PLACE TO LIVE.
A biblical comparison
21 So on a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat on his throne and gave an oration to them
22And the people kept shouting, “The voice of a god and not of a man!”
23Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died.
But the word of God grew and multiplied.
Herod was in Gods appointed position and maybe for a moment here he was anointed in this oration. But he didn’t glorify God he glorified in himself and his position.
God was giving him a chance he mucked it up. After Peter escaping from chains in the previous verses Herod must have known God was at work but Herod tried to take the glory.
God’s word was multiplied regardless.
So when we are anointed we don’t take the glory we don’t glorify each other we glorify God.
Let me do this all my life Father.
11 Now when the people saw what Paul had done, they raised their voices, saying in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!”
12 And Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker.
13 Then the priest of Zeus, whose temple was in front of their city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, intending to sacrifice with the multitudes.
14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard this, they tore their clothes and ran in among the multitude, crying out
15 and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men with the same nature as you, and preach to you that you should turn from these useless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all things that are in them,
Paul and Barnabas knew who the glory belonged to. They were horrified to be even considered to be the ones doing it.
I wonder if this is how we act when we walk in miracles, when we achieve things through God, when the anointing is upon us.
An old note
15 Hear and give ear: Do not be proud, For the LORD has spoken.
16 Give glory to the LORD your God before He causes darkness, and before your feet stumble on the dark mountains, and while you are looking for light, He turns it into the shadow of death and makes it dense darkness.
Wow part of the walk.
As His light fills our darkness let it not be our pride that steals his glory.
We lift The Lord on high and give him all glory.
And immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
Let me praise him day and night. Let me recognise everything he does for me and praise him for it. He is an awesome God.
Sanctification – Maturity
1 Peter 5
10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
11 To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
When you reach the settled stage you understand very much about it being God’s glory and dominion forever.
2 Kings 18
4 He removed the high places and broke the sacred pillars, cut down the wooden image and broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made; for until those days the children of Israel burned incense to it, and called it Nehushtan.
Here is a danger. We put ourselves up or put up some sign and wonder like the bronze serpent and we take the glory from The Lord. Our children in the future hold these things up or hold us up and have no idea that it is The Lord that did it His glory.
I so not want to fall in this trap.
Let me be as a sand of grain at the foot of the cross and let you be glorified in all that you have done and will do for us Lord.
I had this vision a few years ago of being the sand of grain at the foot of the cross and his blood falling on me. That is all we are a grain of sand. I understand what this means now and I think I can handle it.
11 “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power; for you created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.”
3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
4 When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.
There is a place we get to where it is not about us but genuinely about Him. At this point His glory shines, the fire shines through us. Let me shine.
But many who are first will be last, and the last first.
This is needed for His glory to shine.
Not about us, we put others ahead of ourselves and it is natural to us.
2 Corinthians 10
17 But “he who glories, let him glory in the LORD.”
18 For not he who commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.
It is the Lord not us
18 For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
19 whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things.
20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ,
21 who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.
Whose glory is their shame who set their mind on earthly things
Transform our mind, our body so that you are glorified.
Not us but all of you.
Let this be our character, our heart and soul. All you.
The Kingdom of God is in glorifying God and this just being our natural way to walk in day to day. Glorifying God.