Key verse: Psalms 29:2 - KJV
2. Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
It is wishful thinking for us to assume our achievements or successes are by our own making. Many do not realize that it is only because of the Lord’s mercy that they still exist. Left for the enemy, because of their last mistake they ought to be lying now in the belly of the earth. While we still dwell on the surface, we ought to honor the One who preserves us by His mercy. It is audacious to look down on a fellow being. It is not so much because we are made better. It is more about destiny, time and chance. These factors are equally in the control of the One who owns all things. At will, He debases some and lifts others up. If by some fate of life, you are the one lifted, please give glory to the One responsible for your lifting. Never get too swollen headed to do so. You are already swollen headed each time you look down on anyone who He has debased and assume you are better off. When ye rejoice at the seeming peril of those you think are your enemies, you are saying to God “I am the better person and it is my goodness that makes me triumph”. How so wrong!
Nebuchadnezzar was all in all in his generation. He could not be bothered about giving any glory to God even though God warned him by dreams. Until he became a beast, eating animal foods and roaming about without shelter, he never realized the supremacy of God. Must God get us so abased before realizing that to Him alone be the glory? Oh! Giving glory to God is not about bowing our knees without bowing our hearts. All the showmanship for man to assume we are humble does not deceive God. He knows our hearts and not only sees us but also judges us by it. Ask Cain! He bent his knees and not his heart; therefore, he was rejected. Bow them both to the One who deserves all glory.
The Psalmist reminds us of His prowess when he recounted what He does and can do to natural things. I don’t think we know better. The Lord is the One who makes good things happen to us. He deserves all the glory. Denying Him of the glory is reserving the same for another who is not worthy. Think about it.
Pray: Father, I thank you for all you are doing in my life. Accept my thanks and please take all the glory in Jesus name.