“You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created” Revelation 4:11, NKJV.
“I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify Your name forevermore” Psalm 86:12, NKJV.
As men, it can be hard not to want the glory. We want the praise and to be lifted up. We want the honor and to stand as the champion. We have a desire in our flesh to have our weight of worth made known for all the world to see. When this happens, we do what we do for our own glory.
Be sure to do all that you do for His glory, not your own. Let Him handle exalting you. Even when men seek to give you the glory for what you’ve done, give it to God. You’ll notice when you are seeking His glory and not your own because you will turn toward doing His will. You’ll have right intents and motives. Your priorities won’t be self-seeking. You’ll after the things that bring God glory.
You’ll become a more humble man because it’s not about your honor and worth, but His honor and worth being made known in the earth. He alone is to be exalted as Creator of all things and we were made for His pleasure.
As He has been so good to us, as we have seen so much mercy and grace toward us, it is only right to give Him the glory for it. He is the source of it all and He alone deserves all the glory. Jesus is the champion over sin and death, and He deserves all the glory.
Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me . Teach me to seek after Your glory, and not my own. Remove any lifting up of myself in me. I will do what I do for Your glory. I desire for You to be lifted high in my life for all the world to see. Be glorified in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: Psalm 29:2, 148:13; Isaiah 14:12-15, John 8:50, 1 Corinthians 1:31