Do you know who should get the glory (part2)?

Last week we studied and found that everything we have and do comes from God (James1:17 KJV) and that we are to hunger and thirst after righteousness (Matthew 5:6KJV) rather than the praise of men. Also, we found that God gives us all things that pertain to eternal life with exceeding great and precious promises so we can partake in His divine nature (2Peter1:3-4KJV).

If we would partake of His divine nature, our desire from God would be to happily serve others and be content in wearing His yoke of meekness and lowliness of heart and we would find rest for our souls (Matthew11:28-30 KJV).

Consider Jesus’ joy, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews12:2KJV) and then think of the great joy we would have in our lives if we would serve others as Jesus did.

Remember, all of our good and perfect gifts and blessings are from God (James1:17KJV) and without Him we have no hope for eternity.

So why should we boast of anything, seek praise from anyone or think so highly of ourselves as if we somehow manufactured our own talents and gifts. We must realize we have nothing of our own and we only reveal that we truly lack wisdom when we exalt our own self. True wisdom comes from God and we should ask for it and He will give it to us (James1:5KJV).

In addition, the Bible says, “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time” (1Peter5:6KJV). Therefore, any talents or gifts we have, we should use and improve them in God’s service, returning them unto Him with interest by giving all glory and praise unto Him.

God made us stewards of the Scriptures so we should search them, share them, and lead others to our precious Saviour Who promises each one of us the greatest blessings (Revelation22:14KJV).

For questions, comments or prayer, please contact Andy and Jan Maes 720.934.3425 (Seventh-day Adventists)

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