Sunday, June 24, 2007

Bits & Pieces: Giving (7)

"And on an appointed day Herod, having put on his royal apparel, took his seat on the rostrum and began delivering an address to them. And the people kept crying out, 'The voice of a god and not of a man!' And immediately an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died," (Acts 12:21--23).

* Judging by this solemn account of Herod Agrippa's death, sovereign God takes very seriously His glory going unacknowledged. He deserves and desires the credit for every ability and blessing we enjoy. May this sobering episode in Scripture remind us to readily give our God the glory He is due.

* Whatever other offenses he had committed against almighty God, the one that killed Herod Agrippa was taking God's glory for himself. In His sovereign holiness, the Lord jealously requires the acknowledgement of His supremacy.
May He have the same place in our hearts that He has in His universe!

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