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Vain Glory

Focus: 1 Corinthians 1:29 - KJV

29. That no flesh should glory in his presence.


Job 38:1-13


It is vain for anyone to attain a height and assume it happened because he is good, brilliant, intelligent or special. It is God that lifts up and He does so according to His will. So then, the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all. If therefore, it is about time and chance, howbeit that we glory in vanities and things that could have happened to anyone, whether intelligent or not? Job was a very successful individual until calamity befell him. In his low state, many who were meant to be his friends talked down on him and made his state of mind worse such that he also was wondering about what he did and what he did not do, and until God raised to him issues that he lacked their comprehension, he did not realize that the hands of the Lord are valiant in all things. It is He that makes good things happen and no negative thing can befall anyone under His watch unless He gives way from the victim.


The Lord looks at us and sees how so wrong we are in ascribing glory to ourselves in places where we ought to give Him praise and honor. He is particularly concerned that we give so much credence to the enemy in our affairs that we rarely think about His own goodness towards us. Point is, when we appear to be successful, we are seen glorying all around about our successes without really pausing to ascribe anything to God; and when we pretend to do, we appear in a gathering to show what we have achieved for ourselves and pay lipservice to God for people to assume we are godly. God is asking that we change this posture and genuinely give Him the praise and glory that He deserves rather than fledgling ourselves around as if we are more than mere dust that can do nothing without Christ.


SOLUTION: They that are thoughtful are thankful. Let us pause from time to time to think so that we may ascribe glory to Him to whom it is due. A refusal to give God the glory is seen as pride and that goes before destruction. May we not be destroyed in Jesus’ name.


Please pray:

·      Spend this day to give thanks to God for all He has endowed you with as a person, a family, a society or a people

·      Thank God in advance for those things He will yet do to bring you to the fulfilment of His will for your life

·      Assure Him of returning the glory to Him always and never to share in it, ever again


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