SUBTOPIC: GLORY KILLER – ASCRIBING GOD’S GLORY TO ONESELF
TEXT: Ps. 29:2; Dan. 4:28-33; Isa. 42:8; Acts 12:21-24
God’s glory in the context of the texts refers to the honour, praise, respect or recognition that is due to God only. One of the things that God detests is that man should take what belongs to him. It is a natural thing for people to arrogate God’s glory to themselves. This is an abomination and grievous offence in the sight of the Lord. Today, people boast of the gifts of God in them as if they are the author while some expect others to worship them forgetting that all they are or have is the Lord’s doing.
1. Explain the various ways by which we take the glory that belongs to God.
2. Discuss what should be our attitude towards anything God does for us or through our hands. Acts 3:11-16,14:8-18.
3. What are the consequences of taking God’s glory? Dan. 4:31-33; Acts 12:21-23.
4. How can do away with this abomination since it is a matter of the heart? Prov. 4:23; Ps. 139:15,23.
God seriously frowns at those who share in his glory. He did not spare Herod and Nebuchadnezzar when they played with it. Since ascribing his glory to ourselves is a grievous sin and abomination before him, we must desist from it. God resists the proud.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Taking the place of God and receiving worship from men brings a person from grace to grass.
Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Ps. 29:2.