Source of Glory…

Read Psalm 21

Focus on verse 5

 

There is ultimately only one source of glory. All true glory comes from and returns to God. Think about the last line of what we now call “The Lord’s Prayer”. It states: “For Yours (referring to God) is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever, Amen.” All glory has its origin in God.

The one thing that Satan craves more than anything is to be worshipped, essentially to receive the glory that is due to God alone. Anytime we seek our own glory, we are emulating the behavior and misguided desire of Satan. Anytime we give God the glory, our behavior is pleasing to God and in a sense – I suspect it irritates the devil in the worst way. Perhaps this is why singing worship songs to God are effective in waging spiritual warfare. When God’s people sing songs of worship and praise to God, it advances “the kingdom and the power and glory” of God. When God’s kingdom advances, the enemy of our souls loses ground.

King David recognized that the glory of his kingdom was from the Lord. The way he states it in the Psalm is “through Your salvation”. David was quick to redirect the glory he received from people back to God where it belonged. God responded by blessing David with a long life and a successful reign as king of Israel.

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About Dented-Knight

Peter Enns (aka - The Dented Knight) is a native of rural southern Manitoba, Canada. He is an ordained minister, the proprietor of LNE Web Services, father of four, grandfather of two, and life long husband of one. 
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