Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Giving God the Glory - July 27, 2011

Psalm 115(New King James Version)
1 Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us,
But to Your name give glory,
Because of Your mercy,
Because of Your truth.
2 Why should the Gentiles say,
“So where is their God?”

3 But our God is in heaven;
He does whatever He pleases.
4 Their idols are silver and gold,
The work of men’s hands.
5 They have mouths, but they do not speak;
Eyes they have, but they do not see;
6 They have ears, but they do not hear;
Noses they have, but they do not smell;
7 They have hands, but they do not handle;
Feet they have, but they do not walk;
Nor do they mutter through their throat.
8 Those who make them are like them;
So is everyone who trusts in them.

9 O Israel, trust in the LORD;
He is their help and their shield.
10 O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD;
He is their help and their shield.
11 You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD;
He is their help and their shield.

12 The LORD has been mindful of us;
He will bless us;
He will bless the house of Israel;
He will bless the house of Aaron.
13 He will bless those who fear the LORD,
Both small and great.

14 May the LORD give you increase more and more,
You and your children.
15 May you be blessed by the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’s;
But the earth He has given to the children of men.
17 The dead do not praise the LORD,
Nor any who go down into silence.
18 But we will bless the LORD
From this time forth and forevermore.

Praise the LORD!


The Summer is ending and soon we will involved with football season! Just about everybody loves football, and in our enthusiasm for the sport we find plenty to celebrate. Many of us will probably find ourselves with throngs of other excited fans, cheering on our favorite team, and on the weekends that all will be translated to watching the sport on the largest, high-definition screen we can find. We take alot of time to make sure that everything is set for us to enjoy the ultimate fan experience.

Giving glory to football teams and our favorite players comes easy to us. No one gives it a second thought that we give more glory to an athletic event with temporary worth, than we do to our God in Heaven that makes everything we do and enjoy possible. Someday after we pass from this life, we will find ourselves giving glory to God along with the ultimate fan base in eternity. That is why we need to stop and think about where we are giving our "glory" to while we are here.

If we are believers and followers of Jesus Christ, our first and primary responsibilty has to be to give God glory in all things.

Photo "A full house at Dallas Cowboys Stadium ", from Gary at PROSOCO

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