A True Christian Glorifies Jesus Christ –

(Colossians 3:23-25 – And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ).

A Christian does not live for his church; he does not live for his pastor and he no longer lives for himself. However, a Christian lives for Jesus Christ because Jesus is Lord over his/her life. Therefore the life of a Christian should not be to impress men, but the life of a Christian should aim to please God – even if it means being persecuted for living for God. The Pharisees & hypocrites, for example, were more focused on being glorified and adored by men rather than focusing on glorifying God.

(Matthew 6:1-4) Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

Therefore our words and our deeds must speak of the goodness and love of God so that only God is glorified because God will not share His glory with anyone.

(Isaiah 42:8) I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

Author: Godfrey Gregg

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