Thursday, September 14, 2017
Don’t Take God’s Glory
Today’s Bible Reading: Ezekiel 36-37; Revelation 19
Journal Entry on a passage from today’s reading:
SCRIPTURE: Revelation 19:10
At this I fell at his (the angel’s) feet to worship him. But he said to me, "Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! (Rev 19:10 NIV)
This is a strong word to worship God only! There are good men and good angels who bring good messages and may do great deeds. Praise God for them, but do not afford them honor that is due only to God. If they are truly servants of the Lord, they will shun that type of praise and worship.
Do I crave the adulation of men? When I receive accolades, do I receive them for myself or do I truly direct all glory to God?
Father God I love You and worship You alone. My life—my joy—my fulfillment is to be Your servant. Forgive me when I covet the acclaim of people. May I ever be reminded to return all glory to You. All that I have, all that I do, all that I accomplish is due to Your graciousness. Help me remember that.
Through Christ. Amen. -AP