Glory only in God
Focus: 2 Corinthians 10:17-18 - KJV
17. But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. 18. For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.
2 Timothy 2:15
God is particular about His glory never to want to share it with anyone. The way to ensure we do not breach His stance on this is to be absolutely humble in all we do to the intent that we appreciate that there is nothing we have or attain which is not by the hands of God. Some will argue and speak of hard work forgetting that there are many more hard workers out there who did not achieve a binge of the success they have to show. As believers, we are expected to acknowledge the goodness of God in all our endeavors and therefore humbly allow Him the glory for the achievements. Even if we feel so elated in these things, we should just shift ourselves from the space to allow God to be glorified in the matter.
Have you been boastful about achievements, accomplishments and how you are responsible for the success of others? That is tantamount to rubbing shoulders with the Lord and may have some grave consequences. It is better to err on the side of caution. There is nothing a man can achieve outside of God. Even Christ said so. And Paul guided Timothy to ensure God approves his study and understanding of God’s tenets and ways. Let your commendation come from God and not man. God spoke of being pleased in the Christ. Until we attain the fullness of the stature of Christ in our ways, we may not get such commendation.
SOLUTION: Avoid vain glory. Allow God alone to be glorified in your achievements and accomplishments. Let no one flatter you. It is like digging a pit for your feet. Avoid it, please. Let your commendation come from God only.
The Lord will keep us away from running afoul of His glory in Jesus name. all the glory due to the Lord regarding our affairs shall never be shared by another in the name of Jesus. May the Almighty God find us commendable in our ways as we strive to attain the stature of Christ by the help of the Holy Spirit in Jesus name.