Glories to God

Written by M. Larson

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“But, Let him who boasts boast in the Lord” (2 Corinthians 10:17).

Have you ever gone out to your backyard in the morning and noticed multi-colored morning glories displaying their beauty? I have. And the lovely bell-shaped flowers have lifted my heart with joy and made me look up!

The Bible says that if we are going to boast or praise, we should boast about what the Lord has done and not about ourselves (2 Corinthians 10:17).

Whenever I see God’s beauty in the glorious creations He has lavished upon us, I can’t help but praise Him and rejoice in Him. And that is what “glory in the Lord” means.

In First Corinthians 1:26-31, the Apostle Paul shares tremendous spiritual reasons for Christians to glory in the Lord. He reminds them of how God redeemed them, though none was worthy.

Then, like lovely many – colored morning glories, the things that Christ Jesus did for us who trust in Him as Savior are presented.

A purple: He revealed to us His divine plan of salvation that we might become children of the King. A blue: He clothes us with His righteousness, giving us right standing with God. A white: He made us pure and holy in His sight. A scarlet: He provided our ransom on the cross from the penalty of sin and for present deliverance.

Nineteenth-century theologian and preacher Thomas Chalmers wrote, “It is truly a most Christian exercise to extract a sentiment of piety from the works and appearances of nature. Our Savior expatiates on a flower, and draws from it the delightful argument of confidence in God. He gives us to see that taste may be combined with piety, and that the same heart may be occupied with all that is serious in the contemplations of religion, and be, at the same time, alive to the charms and loveliness of nature.”

When we glory in the Lord about His beautiful creations and the wonderful things He has done for us, it fills us with love for Him. This love arouses in us a keen desire to please and serve Him, resulting in a life that glorifies the Lord. We then desire to win others to Christ, to help them become what He wants them to be and to enjoy the peace, joy, and abundant life He promised.

What a blessing we would experience in our lives if we daily gloried in God’s creations!

Take a walk each day and it will be good for your body. Take a walk each day and notice various and lovely things about what God has made–and it will be good for your soul!

Questions: Have you been missing God’s blessings recently? What are some of His glories that God reveals to us daily? Why do we so often miss them?

About the Author Muriel Larson

3 Responses to “Glories to God”

  • Nomathemba (Noma) says:

    Indeed, sometimes we do forget to give God the glory and acknowledge the splendour of His work. you know this morning in our devotion at work, we read Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. while my collegue was sharing the scripture, something came to my mind. I was thinking about the ants, they always work together even if there’s an obstacle on their way, they find a plan to come together.then I also realised that, without God, Jesus & the Holy Spirit we cannot function properly we need them. amazing how God could show me his nature/creation and make me realise how much I need him. Blessings Dr Muriel.

  • Juy D says:

    Thank you, Dr. Muriel.
    Oh, I love springtime with all the new growth and up reaching bulbs. I enjoy it so much when I walk my dog. There is joy in just being out in God’s creation, seeing the variety of plants and flowers, and feeling refreshed in the clean fresh air and warm sunshine. It brings such joy to my heart. I praise Him and thank Him. Thank you for today’s devotional

  • sharonb says:

    thank you

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