Give All the GLORY to GOD
"As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world." -- John 17:18
We are not from the world. Through the new birth, we come from God and should constantly remind ourselves of this. It is not good to be too "at home" in the world. We are in the world but are not of the world. Great men and women of God have always had this attitude.
The primary reason that God chooses to use those who are nothing by the world's standards, is so no one else can take credit for the great things that are accomplished.
If the Lord used those who had it "all together" in the natural, then they would share the glory that rightfully belongs to God alone. But when the Lord works miraculously through someone who obviously has not much to boast about, then everyone says, "This must be God."
Not only does this keep others from misdirecting the glory that belongs to God, but it keeps the person who God uses for great things, from swelling up with pride. One of Satan's greatest weapons against someone who is being used by God is to tempt them to think that the Lord is using them because they possess some superior virtue.
God uses "nobodies." If we think we've become "somebody" (in our flesh), then we will cease being used. He will not share His glory with anyone else (Isa. 42:8).
[ Prayer for the Day ]
Lord, as I look behind before I came to know You, I see my self as the world saw me; a nobody. I did not know where I was going and what will happen to me. Today I know by your promises You have great plans for me and for this You are building me. I am not of this world, I belong to your Kingdom and await the time it comes in its full glory. Lord, keep me humble and in You but use me well for your glory. I ask this in Jesus' Name. Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
11 But the meek shall possess the land, and delight themselves in abundant prosperity.
13 All your sons shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the prosperity of your sons.
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