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Give God All The Glory

“If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:11

n the book of Exodus as the children of Israel left the land of Bondage, God gave them much favor and made them a terror to the Egyptians. He caused the Egyptians to turn over their wealth in gold, silver, and precious stones to the Israelites.

The Israelites instantly went from poverty to stupendous wealth in a day. What a mighty God!

But what did they do when they became rich?
They turned their wealth into their idol and praised it for their deliverance from Egypt.

Unbelievable! right?
Many times we find ourselves in this position. We are blessed by God but at unguarded moments these gifts may become the object of our devotion as against the Giver of the gift.

For example, sometimes people hail us for our brilliance and we too take the glory for our promotion as a reflection of our intelligence rather than on God’s favor.

We boast about how good we look and about our achievements, investments, properties, and ultimately spend more time around our gifts than with the giver, God.

To avoid this pitfall, ask for the grace to stay humble and truly grateful.

Don’t focus on the results that God has brought your way and turn them into the object of worship.

Not the jobs, not the money, not the relationships, not the careers, not the houses and properties…nothing.

Don’t slip and say like the Israelites “This is your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!” (Exodus 32:4)

Keep the focus on the relationship with the source of all increase, God himself.

Give God all the glory for every benefit and every blessing.

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PRAYER CONFESSION

Dear God, I give you all the glory and honour in my life. I set you as my priority, my center of affection and worship. I humble myself under your mighty hands. Have your way in me. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen