Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness. Why let the nations say, "Where is their God?"Our God is in the heavens, and he does as he wishes. Their idols are merely things of silver and gold, shaped by human hands. They have mouths but cannot speak, and eyes but cannot see. They have ears but cannot hear, and noses but cannot smell. They have hands but cannot feel, and feet but cannot walk, and throats but cannot make a sound. And those who make idols are just like them, s are all who trust in them. O Israel, trust the Lord! He is your helper and your shield. O priests, descendants of Aaron, trust the Lord! He is your helper and your shield. All you who fear the Lord, trust the Lord! He is your helper and your shield. Psalm 115: 1-11 NLT
As a pastor, it is so easy to take the glory for yourself. As a member of a blessed congregation it is so easy to accept the glory in the name of your church. As a Christian whose life is falling into an honored place, it is simple to take the glory for yourself.
But the glory belongs to God.
That is why verses nine through eleven speak to the people, the priests and individuals, reminding that God is their helper and their shield.
God, not to us, not to us but to your name goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness. You are my helper and my shield. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Copyright Amelia G. Sims 2012