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Unrivaled Glory

Unrivaled Glory

Isaiah 42:8 declares, “I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols”.

This verse raises a question: Why is God so concerned about His glory?

God Deserves All Glory

God isn’t insecure or seeking praise. He’s the source of all good, beauty, and truth, the creator of everything. As the most glorious being, He deserves all the credit.

Glorifying Him benefits both Him and us. We acknowledge His greatness and grace, expressing gratitude and love.

We align ourselves with His will, enjoying His presence and peace, reflecting His character, and participating in His mission.

Problem and Peril of Idolatry

However, when we fail to glorify God, we fall into idolatry – worshiping, serving, or trusting anything more than Him. We might value something else more, find our identity in something else, or seek satisfaction elsewhere.

Idolatry is a serious issue. It dishonors God by rejecting His truth and grace, distorting His glory, and provoking His judgment.

It damages us by corrupting our hearts and minds, enslaving our wills, and forfeiting our joy and purpose.

The Solution: Salvation Through Christ

Thankfully, God offers hope through Jesus Christ, the perfect image of God. Jesus paid the price for your idolatry, offering forgiveness, freedom, and reconciliation through faith in Him.

Responding Through Worship

Worship, the opposite of idolatry, is our response to God’s salvation. It’s giving Him the glory He deserves, loving Him with all our being, serving Him with all we have, and trusting Him in all circumstances.

Worship isn’t confined to Sundays; it’s a daily choice, an attitude, a lifestyle. It’s not just singing or praying, but obeying commands, following His example, and delighting in the privilege of honoring Him.

Therefore, worship God alone, for He alone is worthy of all glory.

Posted by onthesolidrock in Daily Inspiration