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  • Writer's pictureOlufunmilayo Adekusibe

WHO DO YOU GIVE GLORY TO?

 

Today’s Reading:

I SAMUEL 2:1-10

“And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the Lord, mine horn is exalted in the Lord; my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation. There's no one holy as the LORD, for there is no one besides You. Neither is there any rock like our God.”  (vv. 1-2  AKJV)

 

 

The story of Hannah in the scripture is a popular one based on her experience. She waited upon God for the fruits of the womb.  She went through a lot at the hands of her rival wife but in the end, she was vindicated. I pray for as many reading this piece who are also in the shoes of Hannah or who have people in this situation, that as the Lord lives, as God answered Hannah, he will answer them speedily too in Jesus' name.

 

In chapter one of the passage, Hannah cried bitterly but in chapter two, her story changed for the better. The text in question is about the prayer of Hannah. The prayer contains adoration, praise, thanksgiving and in all she returned the glory to God for what He has done. The question is who do people give glory to whenever they experience the miraculous?  Some give glory to the man of God, some to an individual who was instrumental to what God has done but in the case of Hannah, all glory was returned to God. Of course, there is no crime appreciating people for their support but we must understand the fact that no man can receive anything except it is given from above John 3:27.


To give glory to God means to acknowledge that He alone has done it, that without him no man can do it. To give Him gifts through the church of God is to return to him the gift, to sing praise of His name, and it could also be to share testimony as a source of encouraging others who might have given up. Some give glory to God by buying alcoholic drinks to celebrate, which is sinful or by having intercourse with their sinful friends. Giving glory to God must be without sin. Some give glory to God partially by saying that if not their prayer or fasting, all these are just sharing the glory with God and God will never share his glory with anyone. We must in all that God does for us return the absolute glory to him. As this year is running to an end, who will you give all the glory to?

                                                                                    JAMES ALADE


 

Prayer:

  1. I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.

  2. In any area, that l have shared glory with God, have mercy on me, in Jesus' name.

  3. Oh Lord, take all glory for whatever You have done in my life in Jesus' name.

  4. Take a song and use it to return glory to God for the journey of this year and years to come.

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