Why is it Important to Give God the Glory?

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I have no interest in football, but this past Super bowl caught my eye, and yes I’m going to write about it. As a mama of three boys, I know I have to start forcing myself to be more of a sports fanatic. But com’on, I live in New Jersey and we don’t even have a NFL or NBA team to call our own. So since it doesn’t matter which team I rooted for this past Sunday, I must say it brought me joy to see the team members, and coaches give all glory to God during their victory speeches.

I used this opportunity to tell my eldest son, that we should not be embarrassed to give God the glory in whatever situation we are in. For any and all successes in life, we should give God the Glory.

But the next morning, I thought about the words “give God the Glory” where does that phrase come from?

If we look at the first few books of the Old Testament the word glory is an direct description used for the Lord.  We can find it in Exodus, where the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. And in Leviticus the glory of the Lord appeared to all people. And again in Numbers and Deuteronomy, God shows Moses and Aaron his glory and greatness.

What does Glory mean?

As a noun it means great beauty and splendor.

One of my favorite Psalms from my childhood is Psalms 19. It starts off by saying “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” This is such a great verse to teach young children. When we observe the heavens, the stars, the tiniest of snowflakes, we can be awed by his glory.

Glory can be used as a verb too: giving glory to God means giving worshipful praise, honor, and thanksgiving to him.

We have many reasons to give him the glory. We don’t need to win a Super Bowl to give him the glory he deserves.

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Psalms 29 is a great scripture passage to use when we want to give God the Glory.

Give unto the Lord, O ye mighty, give unto the Lord glory and strength.

Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the Lord is upon many waters.

 The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

Add your own words onto this prayer, and you will truly feel how magnificent he is. As Moses asked the Lord, ask Him to “show me your glory!”

What’s even more amusing is giving God the glory is not going to be just on earth.

I want to close off with a powerful passage from Revelations. Chapter 5 verse 12-14, gives us a glimpse of the future.

11 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders.

12 In a loud voice they were saying:

“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and praise!”

13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:

“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be praise and honor and glory and power, forever and ever!”

14 The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.

As we give God the glory here on earth, pause for a moment and imagine seeing Jesus face to face, and await for the day we will see Him in all his majesty and splendor.

Sisters, we can worship together that day and say: Glorious and Mighty, Lord you are Awesome in Beauty, You are greatly to be Praised!

Will you be there with me?

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I am a pharmacist turned stay at home mom of three boys under the age of 5. I hope to use holy scripture, lyrics, and words of encouragement to uplift moms in all stages of motherhood. I am taking this journey of writing to find spiritual balance and joy while raising my three boys!

17 Comments

  • Dani at Free Indeed February 7, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    LOVE the psalms you mentioned and the powerful passage in Revelation. Our God is glorious and we can never tire of praising His Name! We can glorify Him in all we do, simply through thankfulness.

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    • Sue February 9, 2018 at 5:48 am

      The psalms is filled with verses to give him glory. It is so uplifting!

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  • Julie February 8, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Love the thought of the beings in Heaven giving glory to Him. It’s a comforting thought!
    God deserves all the glory!

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    • Sue February 9, 2018 at 5:47 am

      Absolutely comforting and so much joy looking towards that day!

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  • Kira February 8, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Love how you broke this down. Give glory to God is definitely one of those phrases we hear a lot but don’t always know how to explain.

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    • Sue February 9, 2018 at 5:46 am

      Yea, I’m glad to have a better understanding of it!

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  • Melanie Redd February 8, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Great post, Sue!
    So glad to have you writing again!
    Welcome back!

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    • Sue February 9, 2018 at 5:45 am

      Thanks Melanie. Glad to be writing hope again!

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  • KellyRBaker February 9, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Great post, Sue! Wouldn’t it have been amazing to experience that time Moses experienced the powerful glory of God? I’m thankful for touches of that in my life and look forward to the fulness of that when Jesus comes back!

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  • Dawn February 9, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    I can’t wait to meet Jesus and see him in all his glory and majesty! This was a wonderful and encouraging post.

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  • Beth February 12, 2018 at 9:48 am

    I will be there, Sue! And I’m trying to get a lot of practice in on “glorifying” the Lord while here on earth, so I’m pro when I get to heaven! ha! Thanks for your insight and lovely words to us today!

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    • Sue February 12, 2018 at 9:21 pm

      Thanks Beth for visiting my blog today! I’m happy to know we will be glorifying the Lord together one day!

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  • Michele Morin February 12, 2018 at 11:21 am

    It’s so helpful to me when I pray to remember to place myself in the company of the angels and all the saints who have gone before us. This is clearly not “my thing” at all, but something far bigger to which I am adding my small voice.
    Blessings to you!

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    • Sue February 12, 2018 at 9:22 pm

      We will be signing with the saints soon! Praise God for that hope we have!

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  • Lori Schumaker February 13, 2018 at 1:12 am

    Such a beautiful moment to imagine, Sue! Thanks for the hope we find here … it’s so good to visit here with you! Welcome back from your break ♥

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    • Sue February 13, 2018 at 6:35 am

      Thanks Lori for coming over today! I’m glad this is a place to find hope, and I pray others will find the hope they need! Glad to be writing again!

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  • Sophy February 14, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    This is a great post!

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