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Potential Threat To God's Glory

by Trent (originally posted on 8/20/05)
The funny thing about God's glory is this: "You cannot separate God from His glory." Wherever God is; there is where you will find His glory, and wherever His glory is; there He is. But that is not the whole glory story.

The funny thing about God's glory (where I am concerned) is this: "God will not ...


give His glory to another," and I am an other, so I am a potential threat to the glory of God.

I love banks. I give my money to banks. Now, the bank can do almost anything they want with my money. They can count it, stack it, fold it, store it, sniff it, microwave it, and roll around in it (but that is getting pretty weird,) but there is one thing that I don't want them to do with it. It is unacceptable for them to pocket the money for themselves.

There are times when I am an unacceptable vessel for God's glory. I'm just not "safe" for the glory. There are times when I want it for myself. The real war is not between good and evil. The real war is between the Creator's glory and the creation's glory. Too often, we are like the fallen angels.

We may act like the bank that takes the money.

It is said that Billy Graham has led millions to the Lord. It is said that the Apostle's healed thousands and raised the dead. It is said that Moses lifted up a staff, and the sea parted before him. Now, why am I not a vessel of more of God's glory? I'll tell you the reason. The reason that I am not a vessel for that much glory, is because one reason. On the other side of the Red Sea, someone would have said, "Great job!" And I would have replied, "Thanks."

A bank would do better to return in-full, whatever was given.

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Comment from: Judah [Visitor] ·
Mmm, such a great point, we have so much pride.

I do music at a small home Torah study group. God's had to catch me a few times; I get carried away with the music and it can become more about my singing and playing than it is about God.

We need humility and servant attitudes. No thanks or praise or glory to us; we're just servants of the one deserves all the glory, every bit of our praise, every minute of heartfelt worship, plus praise and thanks for all the awesome things he's done in our lives.

The Lord is so good.
Permalink 01/09/08 @ 10:33
Comment from: Pam [Member]
Ya know, the people patting your back are trying to steal God's glory too. Even the 'great men of the faith' such as Moses and Paul didn't achieve God's work, God has done it all, from beginning to end!

Permalink 01/09/08 @ 11:27
Comment from: lenbenhear [Member] ·
Yes. JESUS IS our Life, ... and the One Who rescued *and rescues* us. ... there is no other. ... we are truly nothing apart from His grace, His Spirit, His Word, His mercy.

It is always good to be reminded of that vital spiritual truth, ... especially in 'the crucible' of praise and applause !

In these days, one of my favorite expressions and exclaimations is:
"TO THE LAMB be all of the glory" ! ... and "PRAISE GOD anyway" !
Permalink 01/10/08 @ 06:02

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