Tuesday, January 4, 2011

All Glory to Jesus Christ

But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to shame that hated us.  In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever.  -Psalm 44:7, 8 (KJV) 

Have you ever been around people who seem to talk a lot about themselves and their own achievements?  Few among us enjoy listening to people brag about themselves.  The Word of God says that we do well to not draw attention to what we have done, but instead we are to speak of what God has done.  If we do any boasting at all, let it be about the great and wondrous works the Lord has brought about in our lives.  When we speak of what God has done in our lives we are then testifying to His power and grace that is working in us – not to our glory, but to God’s glory. 

Imagine if all I talked about was myself and how I had done all of these great accomplishments.  No doubt people would grow tired of being around me and sooner or later someone would probably tell me as much – and rightly so!  However, when we testify about what the Lord Jesus means to us, and how by His grace we have been saved from sin and redeemed to walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4), those around us are encouraged and Christ is exalted. 

Followers of Jesus Christ are challenged in God’s Word to always be looking to the Lord in whatever circumstances in which we find ourselves.  We will indeed have to walk through difficult valleys and we will face trials of all kinds.  Through all those challenges we can find the grace and power of God to bring us through in victory.  We can then boast, not of ourselves, but of the power of God in us. 

Give praise and glory to God today.  Thank Him for all the many blessings He has provided.  Testify about what Jesus has done in your life. 

To God be the glory!  

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