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Bible Study Blog for Sunday, October 21, 2012

October 21st, 2012 in Pastor's Blog

Psalms 113-115; 1 Corinthians 6

 

“Not to us, O LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory,  because of your love and faithfulness.”

 It’s important to keep GLORY where it belongs. The original source of love and faithfulness is worthy of glory. But when we experience love from each other, it’s important to remember it didn’t start with us. 1 John 4:19 says, “We love, because He first loved us.”  The one who deserves glory for initiating love – is God. And when we experience faithfulness from each other, it’s important to remember it didn’t start with us, either. 2 Timothy 2:13 says, “If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.” The one who deserves glory for unwavering faithfulness – is God.

 In fact, James 1:17 says, Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights.”   Translation: Everything worthy of glory comes from one place: God. Therefore, God alone is worthy of glory. And it’s not a good idea to steal what belongs to God.

“Not to us, O LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory,  because of your love and faithfulness.”

 Have a Great day!

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One Response to “Bible Study Blog for Sunday, October 21, 2012”

  • Bob
    October 21st, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    To me the Good News to me in this blog today is best expressed the citation to Paul’s writings to Timothy, 2:13. Certainly I’ve been faithless, and as evidence I cite my own failure to carefully observe that the primary objective of God’s grace is to have relationship with us.

    Thanks to His faithfulness to me I’m able to stand in His presence and hang out with Him. The good news is that He’s had that plan all along to redeem me from myself like the lamb in the parable of the 99 and 1 sheep. He went outside the fence to call me and the other 99 to be with Him in the first place, and He goes after me when I’ve broken through the fence and I’m out on in the dangers on a 4-lane blacktop highway. He carries me back to the barn where He’s set up an alfalfa and grain ration and a stall full of soft dry straw to rest on. There’s nothing to eat on the highway and no comfortable place to lie down and rest, so I’m stupid to go out there on my own again–as I often find I’ve done.

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