Glorifying God; Or Not!
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations,; and their foolish heart was darkened.
1.What was the result of not glorifying God, and being thankful to Him?
2. Remember, imaginations in the original Greek means logic and reasoning,. So we can conclude that reason and intellectual pride took the place of praise and thanksgiving and glory to God.
Annais and Sapphira gave no glory to God and they died, they lied to the Holy Spirit, instead of being truthful.
For all men glorified God for what was done.
1.Peter and John healed a man in the name of the Lord, and all men glorified God for what had happened. They acknowledged it was Gods work and not their own, and gave Him thanks and glory.
1 Cor 6:20
For ye are bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit which are Gods.
1. How can we glorify God in our body which belong to Him?
2.By not yielding to sin and taking care of ourselves are two ways.
When Jesus heard that, he said, this sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the son of God may be glorified thereby.
1.God had planned to show His power and healing virtue through this sickness, that all would see and glorify Him.
Herein is my father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
1. God is glorified when we bring a harvest of souls into the kingdom, and bear much fruit in His name.
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1.Thanks to God in every circumstance for everything is another way to glorify God every day of our lives.
Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
1. Along with our requests, we should thank Him for His answers and love for us.
Sing forth the honor of His name; make His praise glorious!! 1.Praise and song bring glory to His name, that is another way we bring Him glory in the earth.
We can see that giving glory to God is a matter of the heart, that's where it starts. It is when we are thankful to Him, and praise Him for all He does. It is when we give credit to Him for His ideas, works and mercy to us. And when we do not try to take the credit and look good ourselves . Giving glory to God is an every day thing, we don't just scutter through our day as Christians without giving Him the proper place in it, first place. As we come out of our flesh mind, and are renewed by the word, and life in Christ, we see that all around us is a reflection of His love, no longer do we live as though it was all our idea, and take prideful credit. In truth, we lay all that down, and understand its by His grace we live at all. As He is true to His word, and does so much for us, we give Him all the more praise and thanksgiving for it.