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Touch Not His Glory

Post  Fenny West on Sun 16 Aug 2009, 11:01 pm

Give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name."-Psalm 29:2

God's glory is the result of His nature and acts. He is glorious in His character, for there is such a store of everything that is holy, and good, and lovely in God, that He must be glorious. The actions which flow from His character are also glorious; but while He intends that they should manifest to His creatures His goodness, and mercy, and justice, He is equally concerned that the glory associated with them should be given only to Himself. Nor is there aught in ourselves in which we may glory; for who maketh us to differ from another? And what have we that we did not receive from the God of all grace? Then how careful ought we to be to walk humbly before the Lord! The moment we glorify ourselves, since there is room for one glory only in the universe, we set ourselves up as rivals to the Most High. Shall the insect of an hour glorify itself against the sun which warmed it into life? Shall the potsherd exalt itself above the man who fashioned it upon the wheel? Shall the dust of the desert strive with the whirlwind? Or the drops of the ocean struggle with the tempest?

Give unto the Lord, all ye righteous, give unto the Lord glory and strength; give unto Him the honour that is due unto His name. Yet it is, perhaps, one of the hardest struggles of the Christian life to learn this sentence-"Not unto us, not unto us, but unto Thy name be glory." It is a lesson which God is ever teaching us, and teaching us sometimes by most painful discipline. Let a Christian begin to boast, "I can do all things," without adding "through Christ which strengtheneth me," and before long he will have to groan, "I can do nothing," and bemoan himself in the dust. When we do anything for the Lord, and He is pleased to accept of our doings, let us lay our crown at His feet, and exclaim, "Not I, but the grace of God which was with me!"


C.H. Spurgeon



Touch not His glory
All you have, He gave
What is good, that is
Boast not in the flesh
But that you know Him
And belong to Him

Temptation will come
To think its of you
Best is to resist it
Submitting to God
And He will help you
Give Him the glory

Say, He must increase
And I must decrease
Glory be to Him
He is my wisdom
My ability and strength
And my everything.

Jesus gave his Father the glory
Joseph gave Him the glory
Peter gave Him the glory
Paul gave Him the glory
David gave Him the glory
And so can you and I too.

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