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EXCHANGING HIS GLORY?

 

Reference Text

Psalm 106:20 (NLT)

They traded their glorious God for a statue of a grass-eating bull

Reference Hymn

CCC Hymn 537 stanza 2

King the Creator
King Almighty
King the Creator
King the Almighty
King the unpredictable
His words always come to pass

The Almighty God through Moses gave the Israelites certain instructions which they are to live by so that all go well with them. One of those instruction was the 10 commandments which not only instructed them on how to live with God but also how to relate with man. First in the 10 commandments is that the people should have no other God beside Him knowing well that He is a jealous God and tolerates no rival. However, today’s text which captured that story of the Israelites said clearly that the people traded the glorious God for a statue of a grass-eating bull. Amen. They dishonored God and failed to remember His great deeds most especially how he led them with a powerful hand out of Egypt. Amen. As man continues to journey through life he must not for any reason forget where he is coming from and how God has been the one leading him. Amen. The scriptural passages address this:

Psalm 103:2 (ESV)

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits

Deuteronomy 8:11 (NLT)

But that is the time to be careful! Beware that in your plenty you do not forget the LORD your God and disobey his commands, regulations, and decrees that I am giving you today

Also, while God may send men to help you, do not begin to worship them (the creature) while you forget the creator. May God grant you the grace to always return the glory to Him alone in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Discussion:

In the light of today’s study, what does it mean to exchange God’s glory?

Further readings:

Exodus 14: 30-31,1 Kings 18:36-39, Acts 16:25-34

Prayer point:

Oh Jehovah, now I know that I must not for any reason share your glory with anyone, help me to forever see you as my only God in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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