Post details: Potential Threat to the Glory of God


Permalink 03:41:49 pm, Categories: GraceHead teaching, By Trent, 338 words   English (US)

Potential Threat to the Glory of God

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." (what I should say is: "Why thank me? Glory to God. I did nothing.)

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

Trackback address for this post:

Comments, Trackbacks, Pingbacks:

Comment from: Judah [Visitor] ·
So true, man, it's the same for me.

Thanks for posting this.

Your last sentence reminds me of something that Tim and the rest of us discussed in the Bible study one morning: the parable of the talents. We're supposed to return more than what was invested in us.

*edit* LOL...I went to type the word verification, "I serve ____, the Lord" and without thinking, typed in my own name. Hahah. Maybe it's a coincidence; maybe it's God telling me to serve Him instead of myself. :-p
Permalink 03/25/09 @ 18:53
Comment from: Pam [Visitor] ·
Well then, buddy, I won't say 'good post', I'll just say 'hi' and that I hope all is well with you.:0)

Permalink 03/26/09 @ 23:26

Leave a comment:

Your email address will not be displayed on this site.
Your URL will be displayed.
Allowed XHTML tags: <p, ul, ol, li, dl, dt, dd, address, blockquote, ins, del, span, bdo, br, em, strong, dfn, code, samp, kdb, var, cite, abbr, acronym, q, sub, sup, tt, i, b, big, small>
(Line breaks become <br />)
(Set cookies for name, email & url)

I serve , the Lord.

Please enter the name of the Lord (the Risen One) into the entry area BEFORE clicking on the Send comment button.

Hint: the version of the name is the English version, not the Hebrew way to say His name. All letters are uppercase. Rhymes with "freeze us."

Blog All

Automatically aggregates all posts from all other blogs. This allows you to easily track everything that is posted on this system. You can hide this blog from the public by unchecking 'Include in public blog list' in the blogs admin.

July 2013
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
<<  <   >  >>
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        


this site  web    



Syndicate this blog XML

What is RSS?

powered by