10. Give God all the glory

Abram did the right thing and went to rescue Lot. When he returned from his victory, the King of Sodom came out to meet him as well as Melchizedek, the king of Salem and a priest of God Most High. Melchizedek brought him bread and wine and blessed Abram with this blessing:

"Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. And blessed be God Most High, Who has helped you conquer your enemies." Genesis 14:19, 20

How wonderful. Immediately praises were given to God for helping Abram. God sent one of His priests to proclaim a blessing over Abram at a time when he was most probably tired after the battle. God also provided food for Abram through Melchizedek. God looked after Abram on a spiritual as well as a physical side. Abram recognised this blessing from God and in turn gave Melchizedek a tenth of all the goods he had recovered.

Then Abram was offered goods as well:

"The king of Sodom told him, "Give back my people who were captured. But you may keep for yourself all the goods you have recovered." Genesis 14:21

But Abram refused.

"I have solemnly promised the Lord, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth, that I will not take as much as a single thread or sandal thong from you. Otherwise you might say, "I am the one who made Abram rich!" Genesis 14:22, 23

What a wonderful man. He wanted all the honour to go to God. He wanted God to get all the praises for making him rich and not the ungodly king of Sodom. Abram didn't think only of himself, but he looked at his actions and thought how he could please God and be a testimony to His greatness.

We should do the same. We should not think of what is best for us, but what is best for His Kingdom and His Glory. We should give honour to God where it is due.

We shouldn't think that we are so healthy because we drink all the right supplements, we shouldn't think that we are so wealthy because we work so hard, we shouldn't think that we are successful businessmen just because we did the right marketing, we shouldn't think that we are such great sportsmen because we train so hard and have all the right coaches etc. God is the One that keeps us healthy, He is the One helping in our business and He is the One making us successful. Of course we should look after our health, of course we should work hard and do the right marketing, of course we should train hard and get the best coaches possible, but give the honour to where it is due. Without God, we are nothing. Without God we won't even be able to get out of bed. He is in control, He is our Lord and Saviour and He should get all the honour and glory due to Him.

We praise Your Name.

Father we praise Your glorious Name. We know that without You we are nothing. All the success in our lives is because of You and we honour You for that today. Even when we are at a low point You are there as well and we honour You for the work You are doing in our lives. In Jesus' Name. Amen

1 comment for “10. Give God all the glory”

  1. Gravatar of RonelleRonelle
    Posted Friday, 05 June 2015 at 7:47:32 AM

    AMEN. I listen to people who have miraculously been rescued by God from certain death, and they seem to think it was by their own doing. Amazing..

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