Making God Look Good (Part 2) | God’s Word Today

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“Father, glorify your name!” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” – John 12:26

More than 500 times the word glory is connected to God in the Bible. But what does it mean? You undoubtedly recall that when Jesus was born, angels hovered in the fields outside of Bethlehem and proclaimed, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests” (Luke 2:14). David, the shepherd boy of Israel, who spent many long nights studying the stars as he watched his father’s  flock, said that the heavens declare the glory of God.

On one occasion I asked a retired Keswick conference speaker, a very godly man well into his eighties, if he understood what the glory of God is all about. He blushed, his complexion turning a pale pink that contrasted with his bushy white hair, and he replied, “I’ve been studying the Bible for more than 50 years and I still don’t understand what the glory of God is all about.” Should you have a computer program that does a search, input the word glorify and notice how many and how diverse are the ways you can glorify God.

How can you bring glory to God? You glorify Him through your conversation—by what you say and then by the life you live. One is your verbal witness.  The other is your visual witness. Of course, God inhabits the praises of His people and wants to receive praise, honor, and glory, but you also glorify God by your life, by making Him look good. Making God look good is what
bringing glory to Him is all about.

Remember that Jesus told the disciples that they were the light of the world, but in reality there is no light in the heart of anyone until Jesus makes a heart His home.  Then His light within you makes you different—a difference that the world notices.

From Harold J. Sala’s Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow Devotionals

This devotional © by Harold J. Sala.  All rights reserved.  Used by permission from Guidelines International Ministries. Not for sale or profit.

Dr. Harold J. Sala

Dr. Harold J. Sala

Speaker, author and Bible teacher, Dr. Harold Sala founded Guidelines in 1963.Pioneering the five-minute commentary in Christian radio, Dr. Sala’s daily “Guidelines-A Five Minute Commentary on Living” is heard the world over in a variety of languages. Sala, who holds a Ph.D. in biblical text, has authored over 55 books published in 19 languages.He speaks and teaches frequently at conferences, seminars, and churches worldwide. Residing in Mission Viejo, California, Harold and his wife, Darlene, have three adult children (daughter Bonnie is now Guidelines president) and eight well-loved grandchildren.
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