Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Reminder





Text: 


Nehemiah 9:5b Blessed be your glorious name and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise.



Thoughts:



When you receive a promotion or a blessing or praise, is God's name exalted above all those or are you saying, "it's because of my diligence...it's because of my effort...it's because of my intelligence...it's because of my abilities...it's because of what I've done."?


The verse above says, "Blessed be your glorious name and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise."


Notice the words, "above all blessing and praise."


God deserves all the glory and praise. Everything we have accomplished He has done for us (Isaiah 26:12). 


Exodus 8:17-18 say, "You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today."


We are what we are because of the grace of God. Paul said in I Corinthians 15:10, "But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me."


You are what you are now because of the grace of God. 


So, just a reminder to all of us, whatever blessing and praise we receive, let God's name be exalted. Not ours...not others' name but God's name alone. God deserves all the praise. God's name deserves to be exalted above all blessing and praise.


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