Glory Where Glory Is Due

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57

Most Protestant Christians are familiar with what is referred to as the Common Doxology which begins, “Praise God, from whom all blessings flow: praise Him, all creatures here below.” It was composed in 1674 as the final verse of two hymns used in morning and evening worship at England’s Winchester College. There is a world of theology and counsel bound up in the phrase, “from whom all blessings flow.”

And there is a world of danger in forgetting that God is the source of all we have: victory, strength, blessing, success—it all comes from Him. The danger is that we might accumulate credit unto ourselves for our victories and success instead of giving credit and glory to Him. That is, we put ourselves in the place of God as the source of all that is good. Everything can be traced back to God. Yes, we may use our intelligence and skill in daily life—but where does intelligence and skill come from? As the Doxology says, we “praise God from whom all blessings flow.” Some blessings come directly and some indirectly. But He is the source of them all.

Make sure to give credit, glory, and thanks to God for what He enables you to accomplish in life.

Give unlimited credit to our God.  Robert Murray M’Cheyne

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