To you I cry, O Lord of lights,
Illumine my soul, and hear my plea;
The devil is near with flaming darts,
Make swift my feet, that I might flee.
Come touch my heart and make me whole,
Fill every need, make glory shine;
And under your hand, no plan shall fail,
When Word and Deed in faith combine.
God reveals his glory to man. He revealed it most fully in Jesus. Jesus’ miracles showed his divine nature. They were done to bring us to believe in him and confess him as the Chosen One. Praise God for his glory in Jesus!
God is Father to those who become Christians, who are born again of the water and Spirit. We are privileged to call him Father in prayer and to ask him to fulfill his good will in our lives. He makes us part of his family, the church. Here, love reigns. Glory to God for his Fatherhood!
READ: “But may I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world” Gal 6.14.
THINK: Boasting or glorying is to take pride in something or “to make a boast about” something (BGAD). In the sense above, it is to base one’s importance or value upon something. God’s people glory in God himself, Jer 9.23-24; 1 Cor 1.31; 2 Cor 10.17. The world of one’s own accomplishments is dead to them. “Everything has been given by God, so to God alone belong the praise and the glory” (TLNT). Continue reading
To God be glory forever and ever, world without end, beyond the collapse of the universe, above all powers and authorities and spiritual beings, higher than the heavens that man can penetrate, wider than the most expansive galaxy — to God be glory in every heart, on every tongue, in every act! May God be proven right in all his ways, faithful in all his promises, holy in all his dealings with man.