Daily Devotional for Monday September 11, 2017

Scripture:

Psalm 115:1 (NASB) Not to us, O Lord, not to us, But to Your name give glory Because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth.

Observation:

They went on and on, but I had to stop them. When the job I was doing for a company was finished, the people said how wonderful the job was. How I did an amazing job. How talented I was... and for a second, the praise began to fill my head. I had to stop myself and stop them too! Today's verse speaks that we are not to receive the glory, but God alone, because of His loving kindness and truth. I had to stop the people from praising me for I was only one of many who got the job done. The other's gifts and talents were all used to produce such a wonderful thing, and I could not take the praise. We all need to realize that all we do, all the gifts and talents, and how we use them, come from God. He should always receive the glory. We can say thank you for the praise we get, but we must always point to heaven and say, "Give God the glory," for without Him, we are but piles of dust. When the praise starts, where do you point?  

Application:

Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.
 

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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