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There are some words or phrases that are more common in the Scriptures than they are in our culture. For example, when is the last time you heard a Super Bowl MVP say, “I just want to glory in our victory here today?” It just isn’t too common of a phrase…to ‘glory’ in something.
Even though we may not use this phrase often, we all glory in something. In other words, we all choose to express joy or pleasure toward something. We may glory in a new car, a new job, or even a relationship. And it’s good to celebrate and express joy toward things that are bring us pleasure.
But above all, we need to be purposeful to glory in God. To worship Him with sincerity and gratitude for His goodness and grace. To offer Him praise and thanksgiving for bringing us back into a right relationship with Him.
1 Corinthians 3:21 encourages us not to boast (or glory) in a person or a leader. Instead, we are to glory in God.
Psalm 29:2 reads, Honor the LORD for the glory of his name.
Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.
READING & PRAYERS:
Do you find it easy or difficult to glory in God? Why or why not?
What is a practical way you can grow in expressing your joy and gratitude toward God?
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, today’s reading has been a reminder that I am able to express joy and gratitude toward You at all times. Even though my circumstances may be challenging, You have still brought me into right relationship with You and it brings You joy to have done so. As such, it should bring me joy to return praise and honor to You. May I be intentional to rejoice in You today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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