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The Time To Glorify Him

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The Time To Glorify Him

If your desire is for God to be glorified, then your life will be led to that end. But not just towards the end of your life, but towards each day that you walk this earth.

This is not some “order of operations” that must be adhered to, it is not a traditional routine that if followed will bring the desired results, it is done in and for love, it is accomplished only by those who have that one desire, that the name of Jesus Christ is lifted up in everything that we do.

Religious organizations and many Evangelical churches attempt to walk this path by works, whether feigned or out in the open, from counting beads, to rote repetitive, what they like to call “prayers,” to services that start at the same time, end at the same time, and allow others to know the future, for they repeat continuously the same routine. There are two main verses for the individuals who are comfortable with what I would call the “30” life, (Matt. 13:8) the first would be Hebrews 10:25, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” It is their continuation in this work that enables them to feel, even believe, that they are profitable servants, the verse has become a mainstay, a work, and elicits more emotion than worship.

These are generally very easy to recognize individuals when you meet them on Tuesday or Friday, there is little desire to carry on a conversation that is edifying to the hearer, little desire to lift up the name of Jesus, to glorify Him just because He is. Small talk of the world will be the order of the day, and is in fact the order of each day of their lives, until Sunday morning rolls around again, because the obligation needs to be filled, because that is the “time” to worship God.

The other verse their lives hinge upon is 1 Timothy 5:8, “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.” And most generally they are. Many, from just my humble observation, seem not to include 1 Timothy 4:8, “For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” At least the first part of that verse, but the places they live in, the items they own, or at least presume to own, for they also rarely adhere to Proverbs 22:7, “The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” Even their clothing is maintained, because we are to be good stewards.

But not of their souls, not in the area of their souls, the stewardship in that area is tended to most generally only on Sunday morning, an occasional “potluck” after church get together, or when times “get bad.”

The crucified life is a life devoid of self, it is no longer self-directed, but Christ-centered, and only for His glory. There are two other verses, but these two are only used by these individuals, for the most part, when times get “tough,” when they think they need the Lord’s assistance, when all of a sudden they want to pay attention to Him because life has taken the “wrong turn” in their eyes. “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” (Isaiah 26:3) It, and others like it, because of the nearly secular way that their faith rests in the obligations of Sunday morning, become almost mantras to them, a verse to ward off the bad thoughts.

The other, not for all of course, would be 1 John 4:18, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” But only the first part of it, the last half of that verse would make them feel bad if it is was applied to them.

Sunday morning has not just become their “High Holy Time,” but the reason that they exist for God, it is the short hour or two when they presume because of their attendance that they will be blessed during the rest of the week, why they presume that they are indeed profitable servants of the Most High, it offers them the opportunity to presume that they are glorifying God. “For the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.” (1 Sam. 16:7) And if you spend enough time with someone, you can also.

We cannot judge someone unless we do so through the Word of God, their fruits on Monday afternoon, their works on Wednesday morning, their obedience because of their love for Him on Friday night, or even their servitude in humility on Sunday morning. Now, go look in the mirror, and either see a person who glorifies the Most High in every avenue of their life every day, or try to convince yourself that the person looking back at you does.

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2 thoughts on “The Time To Glorify Him”

  1. BorrowedTruths

    It is coming, but that means He is coming for us soon. “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” Isaiah 26:3 I was wondering, have you had the chance to watch any of the Borrowed Truths videos on YouTube?

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