“I am the LORD: that is My Name: and My Glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”- Isaiah 42:8 #MyBestVerses
I am sitting down here, thinking about the tendency we have to give, or take praises to/for ourselves. In a simple illustration, we tend to get comfortable when people say ‘thank you‘ to us and we go on and reply with ‘you’re welcome‘.
A quick story of a vessel (as referenced in the Bible)…
Let’s pick this water vessel: if a person uses a water vessel to pour water into the hands of another, who receives the glory? The water vessel or the one pouring the water?
Definitely… The glory would go to the person holding the vessel and pouring water out of it.
We do not go about saying ‘thank you’ to the water vessels, drums, flower verses and other vessels around us. Do we? No!
Instead, we say ‘thank you’ and appreciate the one who uses whatever vessel to help us per time. In other words, the glory of the vessel goes to the one holding it. The vessel takes no glory for itself!
This is the interpretation of the Christian walk. We are God’s vessels on earth. The glory for what the Lord does through us (as vessels) goes back to the Lord. This is not debatable (it’s scriptural and divinely tenable).
“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”- 2 Corinthians 4:7 #MyBestVerses
The Lord has filled us up by His Spirit and He is using us to pour water into the hands of the Believers and the world at large. We must never make the mistake of thinking that the glory would come to us at any point.
The next time someone says ‘thank you!’, understand that your reply as a vessel must be ‘thank God!’
He (The Lord God Almighty) is the One to receive all the GLORY!!!
May the Holy Spirit reveal this unto you. Amen.
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