Father, Glorify Thy Name —


2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

It is effortless to be humble when we see the glory of God. If you come to your god with any sense that you deserve his favour, then your god is too small.

Exodus 33:20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

“Everybody wants to know God. They’re created to know God. The reason they don’t know God is they have a wrong picture of Him. You see, if I had a wrong picture of God, I wouldn’t want to know Him either.” — John Maxwell

If you said a prayer, merely as insurance against the possibility of eternal Hell, now continue your journey to seek God’s glory. If you seek you will find. Then you can truly confess that Jesus Christ is your Lord, and He will also be your Saviour.

Romans 10:9-10
9 If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Romans 4:2-5
2 If Abraham were justified by works, he hath [whereof] to glory; but not before God.
3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Yes, we can earn rewards. Yes, we reap what we sow. Not because God owes us, but because He is gracious, kind, generous, loving. He is a good Father

John 12:28 Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, [saying], I have both glorified [it], and will glorify [it] again.

In the book of Job, God spoke of the glory of His creation, then connected this with His own glory. The righteous conclusion that Job came to, from this sermon, was that he should not have complained against God at all. This is a key lesson from the book of Job.

Even though God was not addressing His sermon towards Job’s three friends, He expected them to repent also, as Job did. This is similar to the lesson of Romans 1:20, that we have no excuse for any of our sin, nor our lack of repentance, because we can see the glory of God in His creation.

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